Comfortable basic room in a unique place at Durham Castle. No mention of internet on the website, which is unusual in this day and age, and which apart from wifi in the bar, was nonexistant, despite there being an ethernet cable
- 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.
Full English Breakfast
Check in from: 2 pm
Check out by: 10 am
- 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
Very nice and confortable room and a wonderful atmosphere at Durham Castle
I was most impressed by the accessability to Northbumrian Heritage, the ability for a visiting academic to reside in a castle is a unique experience and thus a treasured memory. The Housekeeping staff and Reception kindness could not be faulted, breakfast in the Great Hall was great and the total ambience of location near the Cathedral and academic buildings were all valuable in their own right
For an Australian, staying in Durham Castle is a fantastic experience, there aren't too many Norman Castles back home! The room was excellent with a stunning view and that huge hall has to be the best location for breakfast ever. A very nice breakfast too. Then there's the Castle tour - free for guests - centuries of history on display. Thank you
Great for novelty factor. Amazing to walk into Durham Castle in the evening when its all lit up. Remember that these are ultimately student rooms, but good student rooms at that, but student rooms nonetheless - basic but also kept very clean. Breakfast is great