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: 14:00 GMT
Check out by: 10:00 GMT
- Breakfast Info at Durham Castle
SPECIAL OFFER: Full English Breakfast
- 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 458 Hotel Reviews
Excellent accommodation at Durham Castle. Beds were comfortable, rooms were spartan but in a good way, and the breakfasts in the Great Hall will remain in our memories for many years to come. The only snag was the many stairs, which might be important for potential visitors to know about depending on their age and state of health
Durham Castle is a beautiful location to spend the night at Durham. The surroundings are wonderful and the Castle has maintained its historic feel. I had a singe room with shared bathroom. The room was nice and clean, and the bathroom was well-tended too. The staff were very friendly
Historic, clean and comfortable. Warm welcome and very helpful staff. Plentiful, delicious breakfast served in the awe-inspiring Great Hall. Would definitely book Durham Castle again
Wonderful, atmospheric building in a fabulous location, and excellent staff assistance. I would definitely book Durham Castle again
Durham Castle was very good, especially the breakfast