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Durham Castle

Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW, England
(0191) 374 3863
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Took the guided tour (given by Peter, a local and a student of history) - very informative and entertaining, not in the least dry but delivered with humour and enthusiasm. Highly recommended

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fantastic experience seeing the castle at it's best on a lovely sunny day. Had lunch in the Great Hall and drinks in the undercroft. Cannot believe how well preserved it is and look forward to visiting it again when the castle is fully open to the public.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It looked like a lovely place to visit BUT We were't allowed in! Nothing to like or dislike! Would love to have seen the views, maybe next time?

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Bonn, Germany
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting historical background information but the tour was too long for what was actually to be seen.

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Durham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited on a heritage weekend so didn't have to pay...thankfully. The buildings are wonderfully historic and steeped in tradition but every time I had a good camera angle I was reprimanded. The architecture and style is extremely impressive but I felt the visit was restrictive and you can't get to see what you think you will see. Take your... More

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Merseyside
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Full of culture and history. We had a great evening meal with our conference in the great hall. Lots of good paintings and historic artifacts.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were taken around the building by Josh - a PHD student who was funny and informative. Lots of history and funny stories about the p[ace and its history. We had a very enjoyable hour there.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Insight into a very old college and it's inner workings. A beautiful building with an interesting history.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A fascinating look back into the cities history.Only a 45minute tour but well worth it .The great hall and chapel being particular highlights

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I would like to rate the castle fairly but unfortunately we arrived there at 13:30 and according to the sign we had missed the last tour for the day. Gutted. If this was winter time I would accept this but it was mid-september. Unfortunately for its entrance times I can only give the castle the lowest possible rating. Does look... More

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