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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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4.5
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Food
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Service
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4.0 5 0.5

Great experience! We loved the atmosphere and my wife (a medieval enthusiast) loved the free tour of the castle. Sure there was no TV (and the stairs were a bit of a chore) but it was worth it. Breakfast in the Great Hall was as good as your usual hotel but in a much more interesting place. We we...

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4.8 5 0.5

Had a lovely experience at our stay at Durham castle celebrating our silver wedding anniversary. The tour which was free if you stayed was interesting. Parking with the permit provided on Palace Green was good. The breakfast was excellent Porridge delicious. Everything from cereals to cooked brea...

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5.0 5 0.5

A great stay in the Keep. It was very quiet and peaceful despite a wedding being on the same night we stayed. The rooms were very clean with towels provided. The porters were very helpful with parking. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh. Having a tour of the castle for free is a nice added bonus....

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5.0 5 0.5

This is a superb place to stay to visit Durham Cathedral and Castle. I was given a warm welcome and very much enjoyed my stay, room in the tower and breakfast in hall.

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4.8 5 0.5

Most enjoyable stay in beautiful historic building and surroundings which made the thirty odd steps well worthwhile . Staff very helpful throughout

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4.5 5 0.5

Lovely reception team members and yummy breakfast. Also the bus driver as well. Everyone amazing. Definitely recommend. Thanks

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5.0 5 0.5

Well placed to visit the cathedral and the old centre of town. Interesting tour of the castle.

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Really memorable visit and I shall certainly be back. Thank you.

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Delightful 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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