Durham Castle

Grade I listed historic house museum in Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham Castle
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Durham Castle, April 2017 (14) (33459522640).jpg
Durham Castle - view from within the Castle courtyard
LocationDurham, England, United Kingdom
Part ofDurham Castle and Cathedral
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)
Reference370bis
Inscription1986 (10th session)
Extensions2008
Area8.79 ha (0.0339 sq mi)
Coordinates54°46′29″N 1°34′34″W / 54.77472°N 1.57611°W / 54.77472; -1.57611
Durham Castle is located in County Durham
Durham Castle
Location of Durham Castle in County Durham

Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been occupied since 1837 by University College, Durham after its previous role as the residence of the Bishops of Durham. Designated as a cultural World Heritage Site in England, along with Durham Cathedral, since 1986, the facility is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is in use as a working building and is home to over 100 students. The castle stands on top of a hill above the River Wear on Durham's peninsula, opposite Durham Cathedral (grid reference NZ274423).


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