The cloisters can be found inside the Cathedral, situated at the top of a steep hill. The road surface is cobbles and on either side there are narrow paths with kerbs.
Access inside the Cathedral is mostly via ramps. Access to the Cathedral Shop, Undercroft Restaurant and Toilets is by and a platform lift. There is a level route as well, that requires leaving the Cloister and following a route outside the main building.
Within the Cathedral Church, the Chapel of Nine Altars, the Gregory Chapel and the Shrine of St Cuthbert have no ramps. There is a stairclimber which can enable manual wheelchair users to visit these areas under the guidance of a Cathedral employee.