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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  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Minicooperdogs
    Trip Type:
    Tour groups only
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th November 2018
    We were very disappointed as we could only go in as part of a tour that we did not want. We did visit the cafe there however which was great. Read full review
  • Gary S
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Part of Durham's historic district...
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th November 2018
    The castle, the cathedral and the university sort of meld into the core of Durham's historic heritage site. The castle, of course, was interesting and you enter with a timed guide. Arrangements... Read full review
  • SaraBourque
    Towanda, Illinois
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Guided Tour
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th November 2018
    I enjoyed the guided tour, which showed the courtyard, the Norman chapel, a different chapel, a gallery, a fancy staircase, and the ballroom. I suppose I thought that the tour would include more... 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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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