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Durham Castle, Durham

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World heritage site · Castle · Architectural Building
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Home to over 100 students, Durham Castle is a working university building that offers guided tours. Students sleep and live in the castle's renovated keep while they work on their studies at Durham University. Schedule a guided tour via the website before visiting. The two chapels in the castle mark distinct eras in English history: The Norman Chapel was completed in 1078, and the Tunstall's Chapel was erected in the 16th century. Be sure to visit the towers on your tour for views over the River Wear of Durham Cathedral. The cathedral and the castle combined are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Put Durham Castle and other Durham attractions into our Durham trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Castle is an incredibly historic and awe inspiring building that it has stood alongside the cathedral as the centrepieces of Durham City for nearly a millennium. The stone fortress was the seat.....  more
    The Castle is an incredibly historic and awe inspiring building that it has stood alongside the cathedral as the centrepieces of Durham City for nearly a millennium. The stone fortress was the seat.....  more »
  • Costs a little for the tour but well worth it to learn so much from a genuine PhD student guide and see some really old rooms! 
    Costs a little for the tour but well worth it to learn so much from a genuine PhD student guide and see some really old rooms!  more »
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  • Fabulous castle. Really preserved and fascinating. Tour guide was great too.Who could not like Durham castle right in the heart of a world heritage site and the cathedral to. Enjoy your dayWonderful castle. So much history. Well preserved. Lovely staff. Good value. Visit. Highly recommended
  • Really enjoyed our visit to the castle, to hear the history of the buildings and who all lived there. Activities for children too which was good.

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