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Durham Castle, Durham


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.

Due to the historic nature of the building, rooms are not wheelchair accessible.  Some rooms are in the Castle Keep have over 100 steps to reach them and within Owengate have up to 65 steps.  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.

Please be aware that restoration work is taking place to the Norman Gallery until approximately July 2023.  There is scaffolding in the Courtyard but all areas are accessible whilst this important work to the Grade 1 listed Castle is completed.

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Based on 183 reviews
Durham Castle, Durham

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.

Durham Castle, Durham

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

Durham Castle, Durham

4.4 5 0.5

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

Durham Castle, Durham

4.0 5 0.5

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

Durham Castle, Durham

5.0 5 0.5

Beautiful room and fabulous surroundings for breakfast

Durham Castle, Durham

4.0 5 0.5

Very friendly staff and beautiful setting

Durham Castle, Durham

5.0 5 0.5

Fantastic from start to finish

Durham Castle, Durham

4.0 5 0.5

Fantastic location

Durham Castle, Durham

5.0 5 0.5

A magical stay

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Facilities & information


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


Free broadband access (wifi)

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating




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.

Newcastle Airport is 25 miles away.  You can get a Metro from the airport to Newcastle Central Station, then a train from there to Durham.

Durham Tees Valley Airport is 25 miles away.  A taxi would be the best option from here.

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