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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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  • I enjoyed the guided tour, which showed the courtyard, the Norman chapel, a different chapel, a gallery, a fancy staircase, and the ballroom. I suppose I thought that the tour would include more rooms...  more »
  • The castle, the cathedral and the university sort of meld into the core of Durham's historic heritage site. The castle, of course, was interesting and you enter with a timed guide. Arrangements were m...  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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