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Durham Castle, Durham

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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. Add Durham Castle to your Durham travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Durham vacation trip planner.
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  • Can only visit the castle as part of an organized tour which takes about an hour and gives access to the chapels, main staircase and great hall. Lots of information from a very knowledgeable guide who...  more »
  • Durham Castle and Cathedral Hill district, is both a world heritage site. Durham Castle is the massive Norman building in stone. Durham Castle is famous for in the harrypotter movie scenes appeared in the great Hall at that time Britain was up. Obtain information because the World Heritage Centre on the road to the Castle. The castle is admission by guided tour only. Stroll through the town is recommended. Great Hall of Durham Castle was a filming location for the movie "Harry Potter" series
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  • We'd visited the cathedral. Now for the castle...... but a sky diver to get in? Okay fair enough and with a rather pleasant guide to give us the low down on it's history etc it was worth it. There is ...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building. Downside is its often not accessible due to the students who live there.
  • 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.
  • Great prices. Nice atmosphere
  • It's actually a college building now, but you can sneak in to check the great views on Durham.
  • A wonderful setting. Beautiful