Durham University Castle

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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.
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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 f... View full description

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The Senate Lounge
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The Senate Lounge, available throughout the year, has a magnificent 17th Century overmantel and walls holding comtemporary 17th Century Flemish Tapestries. It is highly suitable for meetings, presentions and dinners.  

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