Durham Castle, together with the Cathedral, was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1986 providing international recognition for this unique, historic and scenic site. Standing side by side on a prominent hill top site and encircled by the wooded slopes of the meandering River Wear, the Castle overlooks the medieval City of Durham with its fascinating narrow streets. Opening can vary - All enquiries re guided tours should be directed to Palace Green Library.
Telephone 0191 334 2932 or email email@example.com
Durham Castle is part of Durham University.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Concessions||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Family day ticket||£15.00 per ticket type|
Durham University Students and Infants free.
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good293
- MauriceWilkinsOban, United KingdomTrip Type:BusinessNo entryTuesday, 22nd August 2017Unfortunately when we arrived after visiting the Cathedral we were met by a sign saying that only booked tours were allowed on this day - disappointing and something I really hadn't thought about... Read full review
- Stephen486Bicester, United KingdomFascinating and informative tourMonday, 21st August 2017We enjoyed an hour's guided tour - the high speed Horrid Histories style commentary was entertaining, our only concern was whether people for whom English was not their first language would have been... Read full review
- Doug FCaerphilly, United KingdomModern and a bit tattyFriday, 18th August 2017Not really much of interest to see apart from a lot of rooms that have been renovated to function for admin / dining. More of an old house than a castle really, not worth the entry fee Read full review
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* When there are no private events booked, tours are usually available every day at 1315, 1415, 1515 and 1615. During University vacations, tours are also normally offered at 1015, 1115 and 1215 noon.
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 to Durham.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Durham Station. The Durham Cathedral bus (every 20 minutes) links the railway station, North Road (for bus station), Market Place, and car and coach parks with the cathedral and castle. For more information see Durham County Council's web site www.durham.gov.uk or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33, www.traveline.info. Calls cost 10p per minute plus any charges your network provider makes