Durham Castle

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General Information

Durham Castle is a castle in the city of Durham, England. The castle was built in the 11th century under the orders of William the Conqueror. The Norman castle was the seat of the Bishop of Durham until the 19th century when it was handed over to its current owner, the University of Durham. The building now holds a college of the University. The castle has a few notable points, such as the Great Hall and Staterooms. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the neighbouring cathedral.

Getting there

Situated in the centre of Durham, the closest car park is a short walk away at ‘Prince Bishops Car Park’. The 6, 56 and 57 buses all stop a short walk away. ‘Durham’ train station is a 10-minute walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

You can only enter the building on a tour due to it being a building that is used for education. Tours are usually available every day at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm. Admission is set at £5 for adults and £4 for concessions.

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