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Durham Castle

Enjoy your guided tour around this world heritage site, that is Durham Castle, which was constructed in 1072 by William the Conqueror for use as a fortress and is one of the largest Norman castles still standing in England. A great place to explore, both inside and out. No disabled access, please call for further information.

Opening Times

Open Easter to September Open mid March to mid April, July, August and September, daily, 10-12.30 and 2-4.30. Other times Monday, Wednesday and Weekends, afternoons, please call in advance to confirm opening.


aaaa, Durham, durham, DH1 3RW

4.93 miles     0191 334 3800    

Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities

Now that we are in autumn everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to celebrate this lovely colourful season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the cooler, fresh air and the crunchy leaves under foot - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night by making sure that you, pets and your family know and follow the very important Fireworks Code. Have fun if you are going to an event or having friends and family round at home. It includes safety rules for sparklers too! You will also be able to download our Fireworks Code poster to display if you are hosting an event.