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Durham University Castle
About the venue
University College, or Castle as it is affectionately known, is the oldest college of Durham University, founded in 1837, and located in a Norman fortress.
It is a vibrant community of students and staff, undergraduates, from home and abroad (JCR), postgraduates (MCR), and members of University staff, visiting Fellows and people from the City and region (SCR), as well as College officers and staff, and former students (alumni). Durham Castle is open to the general public to visit through guided tours. It is available for wedding receptions, banquets, conferences, and bed and breakfast accommodation. Conferences and Tourism It is often said there is no finer venue in the North East for weddings, banquets, dinner dances and other special occasions than Durham Castle. Our staff have a wealth of experience catering for the most prestigious events, ensuring that the quality of service will match the unrivalled setting. Many of the historical settings within the Castle are available for a wide variety of event, business meetings and seminars to weddings and informal banquets. Durham Castle is the perfect venue your event. From Gala Banquets to seminars and meetings or small intimate dinners you will find that nothing is too much trouble for our friendly staff who can cater for the most prestigious of occasions.
In the table below, you can hover over the underlined room names to see a photo of that room.