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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: 14:00 GMT
Check out by: 10:00 GMT


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 414 Hotel Reviews
Phoebe Spence, British

Booking with Travelstay was straightforward. Durham Castle is an amazing place to stay

Mrs G Ryan, British

Fabulous room over looking the courtyard. Wonderful, helpful staff right in the centre of Durham. Will book Durham Castle again

Vladimir Azov, Russian

Durham Castle is a very nice place with clean rooms, friendly staff, good meal choice for breakfast and medieval spirit. Recommended

Rosemary Greeley, American

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

Makoto Netsu, Japanese

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

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