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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.

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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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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Group Visits to Durham Castle

Group Visits

Find out more about visiting Durham Castle as a group.

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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

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 12.15pm.

Adults £5.00
Over 60s £4.00
Children (over 5) £4.00
Infants Free

(2 adults, 3 children)

Durham University Campus Card holders Free