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Uncover 1000 years of history in this undefeated castle built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, Durham Castle’s story is entwined with that of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, whose semi-regal status made them some of the most powerful and...more
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We booked the one hour tour on line. Concessions £4. We reported to the reception desk and got our lanyard for the tour. A lovely young man met the group and gave us the history of the castle as we walked around. He was very...More
We didn't have our children with us, so thought we'd try the Castle tour. We're really pleased we did. Our tour guide was Chris, who was very informative and funny! He didn't drone on, but instead gave us a very interesting and humourous talk about...More
We went and took the tour which was wonderful and gives the details one has not read about, a great guide who was full of knowledge and had a great love of the Castle so he was passionate about its history and happy to share...More
Visited on 01–11 and booked on the guided tour with a student called Rupert. He was very clearly spoken and enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the castle. Fantastic value for money and a fascinating story behind the castle. Well worth the visit!
We went on the castle tour which was great value for money, informative and fun. We were toured around by Rupert, a second year Psychology student who did a fab job, even though he was getting soaked stood in the rain as he told us...More
You can only visit this castle, which is also home to many of the University's students, by guided tour. The tour, given by one of the students, was really informative and at a nice relaxed pace, allowing time to look at details on the columns...More
I enjoyed the guided tour, which showed the courtyard, the Norman chapel, a different chapel, a gallery, a fancy staircase, and the ballroom. I suppose I thought that the tour would include more rooms and last longer, but the price is right for what it...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Durham C, Visitor Services Co-ordinator at Durham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your visit. As the Castle is a place to live for the students and is an occupied building there are some areas that we can not gain access to for that reason. We...More
Response from Durham C | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch to book accommodation unfortunately I can only provide information on the Castle Tours and the Museum. For more information and booking for accommodation, please telephone us on... More
Thank you for getting in touch to book accommodation unfortunately I can only provide information on the Castle Tours and the Museum. For more information and booking for accommodation, please telephone us on 0800 28 99 70 or email email@example.com