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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Durham Castle is part of Durham University.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Children 5yrs and over||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Concessions over 60s||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Family day ticket (2+3)||£15.00 per ticket type|
Infants - Free
Durham University Campus Card holders - Free
Group Admission Prices (For parties of 10 or more) - Adult– £4.50, Concession – £3.50
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good403
- Grumpyoldwoman18Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayArchitectural beautySaturday, 7th March 2020When visiting the cathedral it is a must to visit the castle at the same time if possible. These two buildings really Do go hand in hand. The views are spectacular Read full review
- missyjemTrip Type:CouplesCastleSaturday, 14th March 2020Disappointed, only do guided tours. Wanted to go just take in the history in my own time. BUT only GUIDED TOURS ALLOWED, such a shame. Losing so much business not allowing people to go In and... Read full review
- martinmolloy72Manchester, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelGreat student digsSunday, 15th March 2020A splendid medieval castle towering over the city of Durham. If like me you just went there on your own accord and just wanted to look round then prepare to be disappointed. You have to book a... Read full review
|Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* 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