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Durham Castle

Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW, England
(0191) 374 3863
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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newcastle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

so amazing - must see, you don't argue just see this and the cathedral ooh and take the boats out on the river too!

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northants
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I travelled to Durham for our friends daughters wedding. We decided to stay at the castle where the wedding was taking place, the wedding was on a Thursday so we booked 2 nights Wednesday and Thursday , We did his on late rooms paying 97 per night ,this was for a twin room .no doubles left .... More

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scottish borders
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to have an excellent guide for our tour of the castle. Although the castle is now occupied as the university it has so much history attached to it. Parts of the building go back for centuries and it was very interesting to hear so much about it. The tour lasts for about 45 minutes and is... More

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What an amazing place to stay, what a great deal! I stayed two nights, for very little money, while visiting a friend studying at Durham University. The castle, library, and the fantastic Durham Cathedral are all on the main plateau in the center of town. We took the official castle tour, led by an extremely informative and knowledgable archeology grad... More

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Buffalo, New York
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20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Durham Castle may be unique, in that it's a real castle, but it's also an active part of Durham University. That means that the only way to see the castle interior is to book a guided tour. The availability of these tours differs widely from day to day. When school is in session, there may be no tours, or just... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lucky students being able to study in this marvellous building. Guided tour highly recommended, we were shown round by an excellent student guide. The original kitchens are used every day. The students eat in the Great Hall which is like being in Hogwarts but this is authentic. The chapel is in amazing condition and also used by students and academic... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you are in Durham make sure you go to the Norman castle. You get a guided tour from one of the students. Very informative. Well worth a visit.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a conducted tour by a post grad student,Phillipa, what an excellent guide! From the start to the finish she gave a very interesting and informative history of the building and answered questions, we left knowing the history of the castle and architectural features. .An excellent well spent 45minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed at Durham Castle on my first night in England. Staff were super friendly and helpful. My room - The Bishop Suite was stunning!!! Would totally recommend this place for anyone looking for accommodations that are not your typical hotel. Heads up 1) no elevators or wifi (completely understandable its a castle) and 2) lots of walking on cobbles while... More

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Guided tours only as castle is lived in by university students. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave an informative and humorous commentary. Not suitable for small children and anyone who has problems with stairs.

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