Durham Castle Information and Photos
- Type And Size
- University of Durham
- Palace Green Durham DH1 3RW England
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.
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.
Durham Castle Facilities
Bar / Central Heating / Fire Escape / Interior Room Entrance / Pay-Phones / Shared bathroom / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge
- Check in / Check out
Check in from: 2 pm
Check out by: 10 am
- Breakfast Info at Durham Castle
SPECIAL OFFER: Full English Breakfast
TravelStay Prices and Discounts
- 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 ReviewsBased on 413 Hotel Reviews
Fabulous room over looking the courtyard. Wonderful, helpful staff right in the centre of Durham. Will book Durham Castle again
Durham Castle is a very nice place with clean rooms, friendly staff, good meal choice for breakfast and medieval spirit. Recommended
We absolutely loved our stay at the Durham Castle. Everything was as expected. The room was large and very suitable. Only drawback, was that although we requested a lower level room, it was still over 50 steps. Needed a valet
The room is basic but clean and comfortable at Durham Castle. Staff are friendly. There was a wedding party at the Great Hall and it was noisy at night. Better to close the doors when they play music
Durham Castle is a fantastic place to day. Everyone around is also very helpful