Due to the residential nature of the Castle, entrance is via guided tour only. Tours have limited spaces. The tour times shown are a general guide as it is sometimes necessary to cancel tours at short notice due to student and commercial activities.
Check tour times online www.dur.ac.uk/whatson but as Durham Castle is a working building tours maybe cancelled last minute so check with Palace Green Library on 0191 334 2932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During term-time: every afternoon at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Full details of the term dates are on Durham University website www.durham.ac.uk/dates.
During university vacations: daily 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-5pm (normally every half hour).
Please note that the Castle is closed for fresher's week at the beginning of October, congregation in the middle of January and at the end of June and the festive season from late December till early January each year.