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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.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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

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So pleased to see this building being looked after properly... great to feel the history there!

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I was lucky enough to attend a gala dinner in the Great Hall. Stunning venue... fantastic food and service.

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Our tour guide had a great sense of humour... a fascinating place to visit.

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Durham Castle may be unique, in that it's a real castle, but it's also an active part of Durham University.

Opening hours and admission

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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.

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.

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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.

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