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Home to over 100 students, Durham Castle is a working university building that offers guided tours. Students sleep and live in the castle's renovated keep while they work on their studies at Durham University. Schedule a guided tour via the website before visiting. The two chapels in the castle mark distinct eras in English history: The Norman Chapel was completed in 1078, and the Tunstall's Chapel was erected in the 16th century. Be sure to visit the towers on your tour for views over the River Wear of Durham Cathedral. The cathedral and the castle combined are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Put Durham Castle and other Durham attractions into our Durham trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Our guide Charles made the tour come alive with both encyclopaedic knowledge and a clear love of his subject but also a cracking sense of humour.  more »
  • This impressive looking building is primarily used as student accommodation and you have to book a tour to see inside. It’s good value and our guide was entertaining. Unfortunately photography isn’t a...  more »
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  • Lovely old cathedral. Lots of authentic pieces wonder how such a large building like that was built without aids they have today
  • Beautifully breathtaking... Unmissable experience not to pass by! The castle's built Norman period but now is part of Durham's attraction and house of University's student starting back in the 19th Century. Awesome! Highly recommended.
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