This was a highlight of our stay in the UK. The room far exceeded our expectations and to lie in bed with a view of the Castle Keep was amazing, as was breakfast served in the Great Hall
- Durham Castle
- Palace Green Durham DH1 3RW England
- Group Name :
- University of Durham
- Type :
- Budget Rooms
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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.
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.
Bar / Central Heating / Fire Escape / Interior Room Entrance / Pay-Phones / Shared bathroom / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge
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.
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.
- 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.
Durham Castle Reviews
How fabulous to stay in a castle! The room was large and comfortable and the shared bathrooms were clean and modern. There were a large choice of foods for breakfast, which was served in the great hall. They also include a free tour of the castle for those who stay. My only complaints are that the heavy doors banged loudly and the mattress was not very comfortable. Overall a good budget choice
A great location and good atmosphere. Helpful staff A lack of wifi rather lets it down ( this seems to be an issue at the moment for the whole of Durham University for guests.) The full breakfast only starts at 8am but a continental is available earlier
Really enjoyed the surroundings, the quality of the room in terms of cleanliness, noise and views. Obviously the shared bathroom facilities may not appeal to everyone, but are of a high standard. It was a shame that the cooked breakfast I was promised and had paid for was not available on the day, however, as I was looking forward to it
We had a wonderful stay at Durham Castle and would recommend anyone try this if they have the opportunity. The Staff were very helpful and friendly, Breakfast in the Great Hall is something to experience and the view from our room is to be savoured. Even the wind that buffeted the castle on our first day added to the experience, can't praise this place enough