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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 £40.00 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 337 Hotel Reviews
Cathy Parker, American

We loved staying at Durham Castle. Granted it was quite a climb but well worth the effort. The room was clean and we slept wonderfully. We enjoyed sitting in the courtyard in the evening. Friendly staff, too

John Watts, British

Friendly, historic, clean, unique, great breakfast in Great Hall, excellent value at Durham Castle

Helen Whittington, British

An excellent stay at Durham Castle. Very comfortable and great value with added bonus of a fabulous historic building. Couldn't be better

Danielle Frechette, American

Staying at Durham Castle was a highlight of our trip to Northern England. Our room was clean and very comfortable, and the staff friendly. The breakfast in the Great Hall was fabulous - plenty of food and wide selection to please different tastes. The age and beauty of the castle truly set it apart from our other lodgings during our trip, and we will look fondly on our stay for many years to come

Baiyuan Gao , Chinese

Very nice and helpful staff at Durham Castle! The bathroom is small

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