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Durham Castle Tours

From £4.00
Durham University
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 2932

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Durham Castle Tours

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket 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


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Recent Reviews:

  • MJFCH48
    West Kirby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Guided Tour of Durham Castle/ University
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th May 2018
    Took a guided tour on 10 May 2018. The guide was Catlin Potts. She was an excellent guide - informative, humorous, patient and thoughtful. Strongly recommended guide, to an interesting and... Read full review
  • wotty59
    Brigg, United Kingdom
    Never got in
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
    They only do guided tours, so it's best you plan for it rather than just turn up. We will next time. The area around the castle is great, the cathedral is just across the way. There is a café where... Read full review
  • benson71
    London, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    Fabulous visit to the castle. We booked a couple of hours beforehand to ensure we had a space, and we were glad we did! The guide was informative, humorous, passionate and very knowledgeable about... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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

Road 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 or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33, Calls cost 10p per minute plus any charges your network provider makes

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