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Home to over 100 students, Durham Castle is a working university building that offers guided tours. Students sleep and live in the castle's renovated keep while they work on their studies at Durham University. Schedule a guided tour via the website before visiting. The two chapels in the castle mark distinct eras in English history: The Norman Chapel was completed in 1078, and the Tunstall's Chapel was erected in the 16th century. Be sure to visit the towers on your tour for views over the River Wear of Durham Cathedral. The cathedral and the castle combined are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Put Durham Castle and other Durham attractions into our Durham trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Gorgeous castle, lots of different facts revolving the castle! Great for Hogwarts fans, history fans, amazing architecture. Durham is an amazing place.  more »
  • We visited Durham castle and had the guided tour around the castle, which was reasonably priced. The Castle is in use as residential accommodation for the University students so parts are not accessib...  more »
  • Very interesting guided tour of this imposing castle.Well worth a visit and reasonably priced admission  more »
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  • A good view of some parts available on a pre-booked your. Stunning Norman chapel and other ancient rooms. No internal photography allowed.
  • Excellent tour and talk today from the wonderful Caitlin. Amazing value at £3. Thoroughly recommend.
  • Great little castle with an interesting story. The tour was £5.00 and the guide was excellent.
  • A nice amalgamation of eras in construction. Like the cathedral it is possibly not the most historically significant but it certainly plays its part. The mermaid is nice too.
  • Amazing. We were shown around by a very enthusiastic student - Caitlin Potts - who had both knowledge and an interest in the building herself. She brought it to life and it didn't feel like a tired talk/tour. Very well done

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