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.
Join one of our guided tours. For more information, please follow the link below:
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Experience over 1000 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College.
Unexpected highlight - fab value for a fiver
Our guide Charles made the tour come alive with both encyclopaedic knowledge and a clear love of his subject but also a cracking sense of humour.
Opening hours and admission
Open to all
Durham Castle is open for guided tours throughout the year in the afternoons during academic term and mornings and afternoons during university holidays. Please check the link below for specific dates:
Please note: visitors will be required to wear a face covering (unless excempt) during the tour
|Children (11 and under)||Free|
|Durham University Campus Card holders||Free|
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. You can still book for the future while the Castle is closed.
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