Durham Castle


Durham Castle and Cathedral were together awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1986. This was international recognition for this unique, historic and scenic site. The Castle and Cathedral stand side by side on a prominent hill top site. The Castle overlooks the medieval City of Durham with its fascinating narrow streets.

Durham Castle is a registered museum as well as a vibrant living and working community. It is the home of University College, the founding College of Durham University and over 100 students are resident during term. In view of this, entrance to the public is by guided tour only. The following tour times are a general guide as it is sometimes necessary to cancel tours at short notice due to University or commercial activities.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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