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Durham Castle, Durham

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. Add Durham Castle to your Durham travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Durham vacation trip planner.
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  • This is well worth the money which is only ¬£4 the history of the castle which was built by William the Conqueror and the guide takes you through the ages to modern times the castle was first and castl...  read more »
  • According to the oldest Castle Guide from here. Saw it tonight. Pretty much we were able to get in to watch.
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  • Disappointed to find on our 1 day visit to Durham that a gathering of students had taken up residency in the grounds and that the castle was closed the the public. Hope they enjoyed it, unfortunately ...  read more »
  • Amazing castle with lots of history. The guides are usually history students with a wealth of knowledge about the castle. The castle is now part of Durham university and mostly used to accommodate students during term time. Some rooms are available for rent outside term time via the university website, mostly in the more modern castle keep, which has spectacular views across the city. Sadly photography is completely prohibited inside the castle, which is a shame. And the tours which although interesting are quite short and access is severely restricted inside the castle, with visitors only having access to a very small portion of the castle, which undoubtedly holds many fascinating rooms to visit. Ot is a shame that the university allows its residential students full access, yet restricts visitors to such a tiny portion of this magnificent castle.
  • A must see for Harry Potter fans. I found the best view of the Castle was across the bridge on the other side where you can sit and see the wonderful view with the river.
  • Visited Durham Castle with my Year 1/2 class. Our tour guide John was fantastic and we found out so many interesting facts about the castle. Would love to go back again.
  • A beautiful castle, and Durham University college. Stunning indoors with a phenomenal great hall. The undercroft hosts an excellent college bar.
  • Lovely sights and great history behind it
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