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Durham Castle dates from the 11th century and is part of a World Heritage Site and has an excellent central location adjacent to Durham Cathedral in the centre of the city. The Castle is one of the colleges of Durham University and offers can offer accommodation during University vacations. A wide variety of comfortable bedrooms is available, ranging from standard rooms with shared facilities to magnificent state rooms, which are available throughout the year A full English breakfast is included and will be served in one of our medieval Great Hall. In addition to this, at anytime during your stay, you are welcome to join one of our public guided tours on a complimentary basis.
 
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Durham Castle
Palace Green
Durham
county-durham
England
DH1 3RW
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Visa/Delta, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro, Visa Debit
smoking
  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Price(s)
Prices from £36.5000
bedrooms
78
facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
directions
Walking/Cycling Once you have arrived in Durham City, it is easy to locate and reach Durham Castle. We are approximately 15 minutes' walk from the railway station; this will take you through the city centre and up towards our location on Palace Green where the Cathedral is also located. Whilst there are no designated cycle lanes through town, cycling is permitted and there are bike storage facilities once you get to University College. See the Durham University map and select 'University College' from the drop down list. By Car From the South: drive north on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham. Exit the motorway and follow the sign marked Durham City and Consett (this is a dual carriageway). After three miles, at the first roundabout, take the second main exit which crosses under a pedestrian footbridge and gives, immediately in front of you, a magnificent view of the Cathedral, Castle and City. The road is downhill and at the bottom is another roundabout. Take the second exit left and travel up the slip road. At the top, turn left into the Market Place (road is signposted "Access Only"). Travel forward at the traffic lights into North Bailey. The road is narrow and uphill. You will pass several small shops and restaurants. Take the cobbled road on the right - it banks sharply upwards towards Palace Green. Turn right at the top and then right again into University College. Please check in at the Porters' Lodge at the Main Gate. From the North: drive south on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham and Consett. Turn right at the roundabout and then follow directions as above. Arrival and car parking facilities Parking is severely restricted on the World Heritage Site, however, subject to availability. bed and breakfast guests can arrange overnight parking on Palace Green. The Lodge/Reception will provide a parking permit at check-inI; however, vehicles must be moved off Palace Green by 09:00 each day. Parking in the Courtyard is very restricted and a permit is required to park there. Bed and breakfast guests are welcome to drive in to drop off luggage and guests and then move their vehicle to one of the local parking areas at Prince Bishop’s Shopping Centre, or the Sands. During wedding receptions, it may not be possible for cars to enter the Courtyard and we ask for your patience during these special occasions. The Lindisfarne Gospels will be on display in the Palace Green Library in the Summer months of 2013. Due to the high volume of expected vistors there will be no parking facilities around Palace Green or the Castle courtyard over this period Visitors and guests with mobility problems are advised to contact us well in advance so that we can provide the best advice and assistance and where possible reserve a parking space. 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.