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Durham Castle, Durham

University residence

In the heart of the City, Durham Castle forms part of Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grade 1 listed building shares Palace Green with Durham's iconic Norman Cathedral and is a few hundred yards from all the facilities and amenities that the City has to offer.

A wide variety of comfortable bedrooms are available, ranging from standard rooms with shared facilities to magnificent staterooms.   Due to the historic nature of the building rooms are not wheelchair accessible.  Some rooms are in the Keep of the Castle and have over 100 steps to reach them and within Owengate have up to 65 steps.  Please note there are limited ground floor rooms and there are no lifts.

Accommodation is available during University vacations; January, Easter and throughout July, August and September. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

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Reviews

4.5
Based on 480 reviews
Room
4.2
Value
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Experience
4.5
★★★★★
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4.8 5 0.5

Unique location, wonderful stay in the heart of Durham. Going up and down all the steps to the rooms means you need to be reasonably fit, but definitely worth the effort! We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend.

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4.8 5 0.5

Really enjoyed this experience . Would have just liked a radio in the room . Overall fabulous ( husband has bad hips) so next time will try for a lower level room

Anon
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4.4 5 0.5

Very nice and tidy room with a good shower. Good breakfast with plenty of choice

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4.0 5 0.5

Good value and an interesting and convenient location. No parking though

Anon
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5.0 5 0.5

Beautiful room and fabulous surroundings for breakfast

Anon
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4.0 5 0.5

Very friendly staff and beautiful setting

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4.0 5 0.5

Enjoyable stay in a great location

Anon
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4.0 5 0.5

Fantastic location

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5.0 5 0.5

A magical stay

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Facilities & information

Summary

13th century buildings (or older)

14th century buildings

15th century buildings

16th century buildings

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking

Historic property

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating

Food

Bar

Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DurhamDH1 3RW, United Kingdom

Address: University College, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW.

Check-In: from 1400.

Check-Out: by 1000. 

Luggage can be stored if required.

Reception is manned 0800 to 2000, otherwise guests need to report to the Porters’ Lodge/reception area in the Gatehouse.

Parking is severely restricted on the World Heritage Site.  Bed and breakfast guests are welcome to drive into The Courtyard, drop off luggage and then move their vehicle to one of the local parking areas. 

Visitors and guests with mobility problems are advised to make contact well in advance so that the best advice and assistance can be provided. The contact number will be noted on your booking receipt. 

The entrance to the Castle (the Barbican) is a single track cobbled road with a restricted entrance through the Gatehouse to the Courtyard. The Barbican is approximately 4.2 metres wide and the Gatehouse 2.5 metres wide by 2.6 metres high.

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