Uncover 900 years of history in this undefeated castle. Built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, Durham Castle’s story is entwined with that of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, whose semi-regal status made them some of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country. Discover a castle that gradually turned into a lavish palace and then transformed in the Victorian period into a place of learning, as the home of University College, the founding college of Durham University. Visitors can enjoy Durham Castle by guided tour and through special family event and tours.
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