Durham Castle

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Name:
Durham Castle
Address:
Palace Green Durham DH1 3RW England
Group Name :
University of Durham
Type :
Budget Rooms
Size :
180
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Description
Durham Castle

Durham Castle is only a five minute drive from the A1(M) and a ten minute walk from Durham Station. Durham Castle offers uniquely different university style accommodation in its grounds. This magnificent 11th century castle is part of a World Heritage site, with beautiful Durham Cathedral next door. As Durham Castle occupies such a fantastic location, it’s no wonder that budget travellers and backpackers flock to stay here. It’s really easy to explore the rest of Durham from this location too.

Click here for more photos The Great Hall at Durham Castle

As you would expect from such affordable accommodation, the rooms are simply furnished. Some of them have private bathrooms and the rest share facilities. After a good night's sleep you will awake to a full English breakfast being served in one of the opulent state rooms of Durham Castle, which is included in the price of your room. You can also join one of the guided tours for free too. In the evenings you should frequent the lively bar, where you can catch up with friends or make new ones.

Facilities

Bar / Central Heating / Fire Escape / Interior Room Entrance / Pay-Phones / Shared bathroom / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge

Attractions

As you will be staying in the grounds of Durham Castle, it makes sense to join in on one of the guided tours. You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore Durham Cathedral next door either. Although Durham is a compact city, it has its fair share of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to explore as well as attractions like St Nicholas Church and the Botanic Gardens. If you fancy a trip outside of Durham you can always catch a bus to the North of England’s Open Air Museum in Beamish.

Comments

Check in from: 2 pm
Check out by: 10 am

Rooms at Durham Castle are available from 21st March - 27th April 2012 and 2nd July - 27th September 2012. Click here to search for alternative available accommodation.


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Directions
By Train:
The closest train station to Durham Castle is Durham railway station.
On Foot:
When you arrive at Durham train station walk down station approach to the main road and then turn left into Leazes Road. Continue walking and then turn right into Saddler Street where you will find Durham Castle on your right hand side.
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Durham Castle Reviews

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MP, Australian (17 July 14)

Durham Castle is a very beautiful and impressive place to stay! The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. Stayed in the old castle keep – the only drawback to this was the number of steps up there

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Catherine Stone, British (15 July 14)

Nice clean accommodation, good room service/re-make facilities with plenty of complementary tea/coffee. Excellent breakfast buffet eat as much as you like and lovely choice of full english, continental n fruit/yogurt. Beautiful setting made for a very special weekend, would love to return to Durham Castle

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Andrew Bullen, British (14 July 14)

A really beautiful place, a magnificent view,pleasant and efficient staff (especially the lady in the refectory who dealt with my gluten free needs). I will book Durham Castle again. An iconic place not matched by any other in the North

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William Rigby, British (14 July 14)

Excellent stay. Thoroughly enjoyed Durham Castle

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Cathy Parker, American (13 July 14)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Durham Castle. The atmosphere was beyond description. Staff extremely polite and helpful. Spotless room and wonderfully comfortable beds. Hearing the chimes from the clock was soothing. Only two requests, something in the shower to hold the soap and a flannel for washing our faces. And, let me add breakfast in the great hall was amazing

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