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University College alumni are always welcome to return to Castle.

As you will be aware, Durham Castle is a busy working building, with public tours, B&B guests, 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. However, our porters will do all they can to accommodate you.

We ask that you contact our Alumni Development Officer on or +44 (0)191 334 4102 in advance of your visit. It will then be possible to arrange a private tour of the Castle, allowing you access to areas not usually visited on the public tours.

Should you decide you want to pop in to Castle at the last minute, you will find the number for the Porters’ Lodge on the back of your Castle Alumni card. Please give the porters a call, who will do their best to accommodate you.

If you plan to visit us during term time, you may be able to visit the Undercroft Bar for a drink in the evening. Again, the Undie is often used for student events, and may not be open on the evening of your visit. Please contact the Development Office in advance ( to find out. You will also be required to show your Castle Alumni card and may be asked to show some photo ID (e.g. driving license).

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