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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 £46 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 461 Hotel Reviews
M Steele, British

We enjoyed our overnight stay at Durham Castle very much with view of cathedral and a good breakfast

Mugdha Shekhar, Indian

Wonderful experience at Durham Castle! Very courteous staff. The porters especially were very helpful with everything. The breakfast was amazing. Good spread

Cath Williams, British

Very nice comfortable space, though not easy to find where I needed to go. Fabulous breakfast in a magnificent castle. Would definitely book Durham Castle again

Bettina Arnold, American/German

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

Sophie Reijman, Dutch

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

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