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.
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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
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
- Very Good375
- Mary SMilwaukee, WisconsinTrip Type:CouplesCastle HistorySunday, 19th May 2019Brief but fascinating history of the castle given by local student, from it’s first inception to present day use as part of the university. Read full review
- Angie KHornsea, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayInformative guideTuesday, 21st May 2019Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the castle, predominently down to our guide. He was funny and informative. I learned things I didn’t know from history. Would recommend. Read full review
- JEHHM83Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelMust visitTuesday, 21st May 2019Absolutely stunning architecture, the surroundings of the castle are beautiful and you can see the magnificent cathedral too. Well worth a visit whilst in Durham 😊 Read full review
|Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* 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