Durham Castle

Interesting
The romanesque architecture of the castle has often been changed, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle is part of Durham University, and its keep was turned into a university residence for students in 1840. Inside, the upper levels are reached via an impressive black staircase (1662). The romanesque chapel seems to come from a primitive age: its close-together columns have sandstone capitals that are decorated with strange shapes and grimacing faces.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Palace Green

Price:

5 £ (children 3.50 £)

Opening hours

University hols 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm; rest of year: 2pm, 3pm and 4pm - closed 24 Dec-3 Jan

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