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Your Visit

Visit Durham Castle to marvel at our collections, see our exhibitions, and enjoy fun family activities. Plan your visit, find out about our facilities and take a minute to find out more about what you can do to be a greener tourist.

Durham Castle is open for guided tours throughout the year in the afternoons during academic term and mornings and afternoons during university holidays. To book your tickets please follow the link below:

Book your guided tour

You can also check our monthly calendar for specific dates:

What's On

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Location and directions

Directions to the Castle and advice on how to reach us via different modes of transport.

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Access and facilities

The historic nature of the Castle buildings means that some areas have limited access. 

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Shop

You can purchase Durham Castle merchandise from a number of outlets.

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Green Tourism

Find out how you can help us to improve our contribution to sustaining the environment.

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Coronavirus

All Durham University Museums and Galleries follow the guidance issued by Public Health England.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

https://www.dur.ac.uk/notices/coronavirus/


Using a Sat Nav to get to us?

For satellite navigation systems, the Durham Castle postcode is DH1 3RW. Please note that you cannot park on Palace Green. The nearest public carpark is the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, postcode DH1 3UJ.


Opening hours and admission

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:

What's On

Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.50
Children (under 16's) Free
Carers Free
Durham University Campus Card holders Free