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Durham Castle

Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW, England
(0191) 374 3863
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Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Chicago
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our guide was so proud of her school that her tour was from the heart. The University now controls the castle and the student guide did a great job pointing out interesting facts about the history. We were able to see the most impressive parts of the kitchen, great hall, chapel and courtyard. Very good tour.

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Rosebud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building with resident ghost. Tour guide was excellent and very informative. Students from the local university board here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you want to stay in a castle and thought you couldn't afford to, think again. £95 for a bedroom in the turret with breathtaking views and full cooked breakfast in the history laden Great Hall. For information only, not a criticism, there's no TV or wi-fi in the rooms, but we could all do with a break from that... More

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed for one night. We had two rooms one twin and one double. The bar closed at 10.30pm for some reason! Breakfast was ok. Good choice of food. I loved the castle entrance and ground however, I wont go back and stay.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Castle now in the hands of the University and a guided tour is a must. Especially the long dining room and Chapel

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved the bells chiming in the clock tower. Not a luxury room, very clean, large, and comfy. Wonderfully comfy beds. Free tour with room. The steps to our room, 56 of them, were worth the view out our windows. Breakfast in the great hall was delicious and we felt like we were at Hogwart's.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good to look around if you can get last the guards and security which is a bit OTT. If you want to stay it has to be outside of term time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The castle can only be seen on guided tour, because it is lived in by students and college staff. Our guide was brilliant and extremely knowledgable. The rooms are fascinating as is the history of the castle.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A wonderful building full of character.Sits beautifully next to Palace Green. Well worth going inside.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went to see the castle Sat 28th June and it was closed to the public gutted! No reason was given couldn't even go into the gardens it looks stunning hope to go back one day hopefully it will be open!

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