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We had a quick tour of the castle for £5 each which was a bargain,but is is a quick tour,about... read more

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Ancient building, still in daily use.

There is much to see and learn about, fascinating history and parts that date back to 1080. Parts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Uncover 1000 years of history in this undefeated castle built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, Durham Castle’s story is entwined with that of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, whose semi-regal status made them some of the most powerful and...more
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The Castle Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW, England
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Reviewed today

We went to visit the castle on a Monday but it was closed due to a private function which was a disappointment. So that we did not miss out on the experience we booked onto a guided tour for the Friday morning - £5 each....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a quick tour of the castle for £5 each which was a bargain,but is is a quick tour,about 45mins and only a few areas of the castle that we were allowed into as students revising for exams. Our tour guide was excellent, very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is much to see and learn about, fascinating history and parts that date back to 1080. Parts of the building remain in daily use for staff and students of the University. Richard & Elizabeth.

Thank RHMStirling
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for great B&B at a great price - look no further - I cannot describe what a wonderful experiance this is

Thank BrianDavidMoore
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were at the castle for a wedding last week and were accommodated in one of the student rooms for two nights. the castle t's self is well maintained and lends it's self well to the situation. If you stay there you must e prepared...More

Thank Anthony445
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure what the castle is like as we were unable to get in to see it. We were in Durham for 3 days over a weekend and on each day a sign was placed outside saying closed for private function. No mention on...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Book in advance. 60ish minute tour. Well worth a fiver on a rainy morning! Tour guide was great- Rhiannon??- really enthusiastic and tried to bring the history to life.

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists in Durham for a few days, Thursday we visited the Cathedral, very moving experience and great café, next was the castle, no joy today, closed for wedding we were told, fine we will come back on Saturday, last day of our hols, same story,...More

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle visit is by guided tour only. Most of the castle is student accommodation so, to be honest, there's not really a lot to see in the way of history. Our guide was knowledgeable but most of the history is about the prince bishops....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Durham is beautiful, and the walk by the river is lovely. That said (& this was a repeat visit for us - so clearly we liked it), the guided tour was disappointing. Our guide (Chris - I know others thought he was clear, but we...More

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Christine P
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Response from Chriscampion2014 | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the castle but outside yes
21 June 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral is free and I cannot remember the cost to visit the castle It wasn't much The tickets were on sale at the university next door
Patricia B
13 March 2016|
Response from Durham C | Property representative |
Dear Patricia, Thank you for getting in touch to book accommodation unfortunately I can only provide information on the Castle Tours and the Museum. For more information and booking for accommodation, please telephone us on... More