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.
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There are no Durham Castle tours today, the next castle tours are on the 3rd of September.
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College.
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!”
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”
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.”
Opening hours and admission
Open to all
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 .
|Children (over 5)||£3.50|
|Durham University Campus Card holders||Free|
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