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Durham University

Event Durham: Durham Castle

Castle Bedrooms

During University Vacations there are 57 en suite and 27 standard (with shared bathrooms) bedrooms available for bed and breakfast accommodation.

An English Breakfast, served in the magnificent Great Hall, is included. Rooms include tea and coffee making facilities; iPod dock, radio & clock. Towels and toiletries are provided daily.

All bookings receive a complimentary guided tour of the Castle, subject to availability. This will be joining one of the public tours.

The Gatehouse

The Medieval Gatehouse has 2 twin bedded rooms with en-suite facilities, with views of the Castle Courtyard, gardens and Cathedral.

The Hall Stairs

Hall Stairs rooms are conveniently located next to the Great Hall and include 1 single, 2 small double, 3 double, 2 twin and 1 triple en-suite bedrooms.

The Keep and Junction

These rooms include 6 single, 8 double, 3 small double and 11 twin en-suite bedrooms as well as 15 single standard bedrooms (with shared bathrooms). Please note as some of the rooms are in the Castle Keep they have over 100 steps to reach them.

The Garden Stairs (Summer vacation only)

Some of these rooms overlook the gardens and cathedral; there are 2 twin en-suite bedrooms, and 2 twin standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities, which are in part of the Castle which dates from the Sixteenth Century.

Owengate (Summer vacation only)

Owengate is situated just outside the Castle walls, but within the World Heritage Site next to Palace Green. There are 2 small double en-suite, 4 double en-suite, 4 single en-suite, 5 twin en-suite, and 3 twin/double en-suite. There are also 7 single standard bedrooms and 1 twin standard bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.

Standard Bed & Breakfast Rates

Bedroom Type B&B Rate Per Room
Single Standard £46
Single En Suite £68
Standard Twin/Double £79.50
Twin/Double En Suite £89.50 to £100
Standard Triple £78

All rates include VAT and are valid until 30th September 2019

For individual B&B accommodation or small groups please contact Durham Castle on please call +44 (0) 191 334 4106 or email

For groups of over 10 please call Event Durham on 0800 28 99 70 or email

Other Information

Durham University operates a no smoking policy in all of its premises.

Due to the nature of Durham Castle it is used as a venue for a variety of events and functions. As such, there may be some noise and minor disruption during your stay, our staff will endeavour to control this where possible.

Please note that Durham Cathedral is located next to Durham Castle and as a result guests should be aware the Cathedral bells ring prior to services on a Sunday and between 18.30 and 20.30 each Thursday evening.