**We are now open for self-guided visits on selected dates over the summer, pre-booking is required.**
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|
|(11 Years and Under)||Free|
|Adults||£4.50 per ticket type|
|Chil (12 years +)||£4.50 per ticket type|
**Our self-guided visits recommence on 20 July 2021. You will be required to pre-book a ticket at a specified entry time between 11am-3pm through our online booking system. Newly implemented safety measures will be in place during your visit to ensure a safe environment.**
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good405
- blairdtours467a stay in a castleThursday, 17th June 2021I enjoyed walking the hallways, seeing the chapel under the chapel and staying in the residence rooms which allowed for walking the grounds at night. Excellent experience. it seems the dates only... Read full review
- angeladV1545FXPreston, United KingdomReviewed from the gateSaturday, 19th June 2021It was closed the day we visited but looks lovely above the city , next to the cathedral. I will visit if I go to Durham again. Read full review
- jayanthikpInverness, United KingdomSerene and Timeless place of worshipFriday, 30th July 2021Fabulous castle which has been a place of worship for more than 1000 years. Great architecture and history. Definitely worth going up the castle tower. Great view of the city from the top. Need to... Read full review
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* 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