Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

 

Welcome to
Durham
Castle

Sitting at the heart of Durham's World Heritage site and occupied continuously since the 11th century, the Castle is now home to the students of University College, part of Durham University.

Learn more about us

What's On View All Events

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College.

Please Note at 11.15am will we be running our new Family Fun Tours.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Explore what it was like to live and work in Durham Castle in the past and find out more about some of the characters that have made Durham Castle their home over the centuries.

Please note that due to the nature of the building this tour may not suitable for the under 5s

Reviews

Not what I had expected on a castle tour as I had no idea it is used to house students, still a nice little tour with plenty of interesting information & our tour guide was lovely!

Reviews

great location, great looks, and great trip.1st great - castle is probably in the highest point in durham, 2nd great - castle looks great, like in movies, 3rd great - nice guide

Reviews

We joined the afternoon guided tour of the castle and it was excellent. The tour covered the overall history and development of the castle......The guide was interesting and interactive.

Reviews

A fascinating tour made better by an engaging and informative guide who took the trouble to bring out the interesting facts.

Opening hours and admission

Open to all

Twitter

When there are no private events booked, tours are usually available every day at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm. During University vacations, tours are also normally offered at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15 noon. You can purchase your tickets from the World Heritage Centre on the day or book in advance on +44 (0)191 334 2932 .

Adults £5.00
Over 60s £3.50
Children (over 5) £3.50
Infants Free

Family
(2 adults, 3 children)

£12.00
Durham University Campus Card holders Free

FUN FOR FAMILIES

There are a range of activities and events for families at the World Heritage Site throughout the year.

Find out more

4SCHOOLS

We welcome school parties of all ages to visit and explore this amazing historic site. Our Learning Team offer a series of practical workshops and tours for pre-booked groups.

Find out more

Awards and supporters