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:

  • Suzy247
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent tour, good value
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th July 2018
    We were so delighted with the castle tour yesterday, Chris was brilliant, made it fun, interesting and he is so knowledgeable, so pleased we could see even part of the still being used castle. Many... Read full review
  • Mike S
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Really good guide
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th July 2018
    Just thought this would be another boring castle tour. Far from it- the tour guide was fantastic and made the tour really interesting. The fact that the high level circular tower is a much later mock... Read full review
  • alec s
    New York City, New York
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Opposite the Cathedral on Palace Green
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    Now part of Durham University where I studied music many years ago, it' was the seat of the Prince-Bishops of the Palatinate of Durham. 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 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

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