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Location address: United Kingdom, Durham, Durham
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Durham Castle is a Norman castle which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. The castle stands on top of a hill above the River Wear on Durham’‘s peninsula, opposite Durham Cathedral.
During the Second World War, it was used as a command and observation post for the Royal Air Force when its original use was recognised.
Durham Castle is jointly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, a short distance across Palace Green.
Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. It 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).
Formerly the home of the Bishops of Durham, Durham Castle dates back to the 11th Century.