Durham Castle Tours

Durham University
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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Durham Castle Tours


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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • marksw3960
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Guided Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th March 2019
    It's a working building still so a guided tour is the only way to see Durham Castle. This tour might have converted me to the idea as it was interesting, informative and definitely imparted knowledge... Read full review
  • BruceTheSheep
    Glossop, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Interesting site
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th March 2019
    You can only visit the castle by booking on a guided tour. However the guide was pretty good and you get time to look at each of the rooms you visit. There is plenty of historical detail provided so... Read full review
  • David W
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Durham Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd March 2019
    Great place to visit. You can only do so by taking a tour as it is still a College, but our guide, Chris was great and very entertaining with his historical knowledge. Read full review


Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals - Entrance by guided tour only.

Access Information

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Durham Castle is a working building, so it is sometimes necessary to cancel tours due to University or commercial activities. Please check our website for any changes to the following times:
During University Term:
13.15, 14.15, 15.15, 16.15
Outside University Term:
10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 14.15, 15.15, 16.15
Closed between Christmas and New Year and during Congregation (Durham’s Graduation ceremony).

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