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Welcome Home!

Durham Castle is currently closed to visitors. We are closely monitoring the government guidance and we look to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

You can still explore the collections and learn from home. We recently launched a new virtual exhibition, The History of Durham Castle, which includes a number of interactive activities and fun facts from the history of our precious home.

Once we reopen, we’d ask that you contact us at least two weeks in advance of any planned visits in which you are hoping for a tour or other access.  This will enable us to plan for and accommodate your visit.

As you know better than most, Durham Castle is a busy working building with 100 resident students, public tours, wedding receptions, corporate events, university events, College events and much more, all taking place throughout the year. Unfortunately, this means it can sometimes be difficult to allow full access to the Castle. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Floreat Castellum!

Julia Raszewska

+44 (0) 191 334 4116

Durham Castle Society

Durham University