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Durham Castle, Durham

Residencia Universitaria
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Courtyard and Keep
Courtyard and Keep
Courtyard and Keep
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Entrance to the Castle
Entrance to the Castle
Entrance to the Castle
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Double bedroom in the Keep
Double bedroom in the Keep
Double bedroom in the Keep
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Tunstall Gallery
Tunstall Gallery
Tunstall Gallery
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View from the river
View from the river
View from the river
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View from a room in Hall Stairs
View from a room in Hall Stairs
View from a room in Hall Stairs
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Undercroft Bar
Undercroft Bar
Undercroft Bar
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Entrance to the Great Hall
Entrance to the Great Hall
Entrance to the Great Hall
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Entrance to the Castle
Entrance to the Castle
Entrance to the Castle
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Twin Room
Twin Room
Twin Room
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Courtyard and Keep
Courtyard and Keep
Courtyard and Keep

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Visión general

In the heart of the City, Durham Castle forms part of Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grade 1 listed building shares Palace Green with Durham's iconic Norman Cathedral and is a few hundred yards from all the facilities and amenities that the City has to offer.

Due to the historic nature of the building, rooms are not wheelchair accessible.  Some rooms are in the Castle Keep have over 100 steps to reach them and within Owengate (outside the Castle walls) have up to 65 steps.  There are limited ground floor rooms and there are no lifts.

The historic Castle is Durham University's first and oldest College and used for student accommodation in University term times, but is available as guest accommodation during University vacations; January, Easter and throughout July, August and September. 

Staying at Durham Castle is an unparalleled experience and, whilst unlike a hotel there are not some modern conveniences like TVs in your room or lifts in the buildings, it is part of a wonderful World Heritage Site.  All rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.  En-suite rooms have showers, but no baths.

Please be aware that restoration work is taking place to the Norman Gallery currently.  There may be scaffolding in the Courtyard and in internal parts, but all areas are accessible whilst this important work to the Grade 1 listed Castle is completed.

On occasion, breakfast will be served in the Undercroft, rather than the Great Hall, due to ongoing restoration works.

ACCESS STATEMENT

The Castle is an historic building with difficult stairs and passageways with access limited to upper floors. There are large numerous steps throughout the Castle with cobbles laid in some of the surfaces and pathways. There are low doorways throughout many with stepped up/down access.

The Castle is located on the Peninsula of Durham City. The following statement is a realistic assessment of the accessibility for guests and visitors. It would be fair at this point to state that the Castle has very limited provision for visitors with mobility issues due to the age and original design of the building. However, the Castle is committed to improving access and facilities for visitors with disabilities.

The pavements are a mix of flagstone and brick with standard kerbs. The route is relatively flat, with usual slip and trip hazards.

There is no car parking at the Castle. The front of the Castle and path are well illuminated during hours of darkness.   You can find details on parking in the city on the following: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/3486/Durham-City-car-parks - the nearest car park is Prince Bishop multi-storey.

Due to the unusual layout of the various stone staircases, multiple stairs can be found both externally and internally.   The stone stairs have worn treads and uneven surfaces.  Timber staircases are narrow and are slightly awkward and care is needed!  There are no lifts in the Castle.

There is not an easily accessible public or staff WC. There are no additional handles or accessories for persons with mobility issues.

All the bedrooms are situated on floors above the ground floor level. Access to all bedrooms is via staircases.  The staircases are old fashioned in keeping with the style of the building. They are curved in places and not all treads are similar. Handrails are in place however extra care should be given to guests with visual impairments, or other mobility problems.

There is a large garden at the rear of the building. This is accessed via brick steps from the Courtyard. Unfortunately, there is no easy access for persons with restricted mobility.


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Loved, loved, loved staying in this wonderful castle! My room (in the keep) was clean and well-appointed. I did not have an en-suite room, so I used the communal showers, which were very clean, well lit and secure. The housekeeping staff was so friendly, as was the check-in staff. The breakfast in the Hogwarts-style dining hall was a highlight of the stay. Delicious, abundant food and stunning environs. So glad to have such wonderful memories of my stay in the castle!

NoraM

Lovely experience. Everything was perfect. Greeted by friendly staff and shown to room. Towels, toiletries and biscuits in room. Very comfy beds. Spacious room and great that windows opened to let in air. Amazing choice of food at breakfast. Nothing to fault or improve - perfect as it was. thank you.

LynnF

What an honour to stay in such an amazing building. The rooms were quirky but the beds were comfortable. The service was excellent and the staff so helpful and friendly - nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would be very happy to return one day.

LynF

Very happy with my stay at Durham Castle, staff was friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was tasty and plentyfull and noone made a fuss when we stayed in the hall chatting a little longer one morning. Bed was comfortable and room provided everything I needed for a short stay. Thanks!

HaroldD

It was a fabulous experience A birthday treat for one of our grandchildren. He was so excited Very cosy and the room was perfect Bathroom sparkling clean Breakfast was perfect too excellent food

CarolT

Great staff, excellent value for money just a little unclean around the bed however this didn’t detract from the overall experience and novelty of staying in a castle.

Luego

Enjoyed my stay, only problem being the ensuite toilet did not flush. Excellent breakfast, location and view, hope to visit Durham and stay here again

DavidH

Excellent experience. Delightful to stay in an old castle, beautiful dining room for breakfast. Close to the Cathedral. Perfect.

Luego

Great experience overall. Enjoyable stay. Very welcoming and friendly. The castle and cathedral tours were marvellous.

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Resumen

Edificios del siglo 13 (o más viejos)

Edificios del siglo 14

Edificios del siglo 15

Edificios del siglo 16

Aparcamiento público de pago (cerca)

Sin aparcamiento

Prohibido fumar

Propiedad histórica

Instalaciones

Acceso gratuito a Internet de banda ancha (wifi)

Seguridad 24 horas

Ropa de cama incluida

Toallas incluidas

Calefacción central

Comida

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Información sobre la llegada y cómo llegar

Dirección: Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DurhamDH1 3RW, Reino Unido

Address: University College, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW.

Check-In: from 1400.

Check-Out: by 1000. 

Luggage can be stored if required.

Reception is manned 0800 to 2000, otherwise guests need to report to the Porters’ Lodge/reception area in the Gatehouse.

Parking is severely restricted on the World Heritage Site.  Bed and breakfast guests are welcome to drive up to Palace Green, drop off luggage and then move their vehicle to one of the local parking areas.  To drive to the College you have to enter the city’s congestion charge zone for which a £2 charge is levied when you leave, this applies from 10am-4pm Mon-Sat.

Visitors and guests with mobility problems are advised to make contact well in advance so that the best advice and assistance can be provided. The contact number will be noted on your booking receipt. 

The entrance to the Castle (the Barbican) is a single track cobbled road with a restricted entrance through the Gatehouse to the Courtyard. The Barbican is approximately 4.2 metres wide and the Gatehouse 2.5 metres wide by 2.6 metres high.

Newcastle Airport is 25 miles away.  You can get a Metro from the airport to Newcastle Central Station, then a train from there to Durham.

Durham Tees Valley Airport is 25 miles away.  A taxi would be the best option from here.

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