Durham Castle (England)
Durham Castle and Cathedral are the biggest and most impressive examples of Norman architecture in England. Overlooking a bend of the River Wear, crossecting the university city of Durham.
The cathedral was built between 1093 and 1133. And 'in Norman style (Romanesque), and is home to the relics of St. Cuthbert, the evangelist of Northumbria.
The building is considered one of the high points of medieval architecture, because of the speed in which it was done (about 40 years) and the remarkable unity in its style. Most spectacular is the ship with huge carved pillars that are 6.6 meters round and 6.6 meters high.
Behind the Cathedral, at the northern end of the Green Palace, it is the castle: ancient Norman fortress which was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham.