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Palace Green Durham DH1 3RW England

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.

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

Our Prices Book Durham Castle from £42.00 per person on


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

Average Guest Rating: 4.4'Very Good' Based on 381 Hotel Reviews
Alan Eveleigh, British

My wife and I came to Durham to visit our granddaughter who is a student at the University. We loved the opportunity of staying in the Keep of the Castle and being in such a special historical building and its environs. Breakfasting in the magnificent Great Hall was a treat and the porters and staff were both pleasant and helpful.

Tracey Sparkes, British

I really enjoyed my stay in Durham Castle. The room was great with everything I needed; quiet and comfortable. It felt very special having breakfast in The Great Hall and it was added bonus to be offered a Castle Tour. Thank you. I will definitely be back.

Brian, British

there is always something a bit special about staying in a castle. Lovely sized room. Good beds all topped off by an excellent breakfast in the surroundings of the great hall. Centre of Durham right on your doorstep but you are in a quiet haven. Perfect

Tess Harris, United Kingdom

Durham Castle is a wonderful place to stay

Lauren Gradwell, United Kingdom

Lovely warm room, with comfy bed, and pleasant view of the cathedral. Made to feel very welcome by the staff and enjoyed breakfast in the great hall in the morning. Only problem I had was I had to slam my door to close, every time I used it. I hope I didnt disturb anyone. But great stay and will book Durham Castle again in the future.

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