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English Castles: Co. Durham



Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle is located at Bishop Auckland in County Durham. It is the official residence of the Bishop of Durham and has been owned by the diocese for more than 800 years. It is a Gothic country house rather than a military castle. The castle is... Read more >
Barnard Castle
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Barnard Castle
Barnard Castle is a situated in the town of Barnard in County Durham. The castle is in ruins. Interesting features remaining are the ruins of 12th century cylindrical tower and the 14th century Great Hall and Great Chamber. It is a Scheduled Ancient... Read more >
Bowes Castle
near Bowes, Co. Durham
Bowes Castle
Bowes Castle is situated in the village of Bowes in County Durham. The ruins of the keep are all that remains, and the ruins are now managed by English Heritage, a body responsible for protecting the historical environment Read more >
Lumley Castle
near Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Lumley Castle
Lumley Castle is a 14th century quadrangular castle at Chester-le-Street, near Durham in the north of England. It is owned by the Earl of Scarbrough. In 1976, management of the castle was handed over to No Ordinary Hotels (although the property is... Read more >
Raby Castle
near Staindrop, Co. Durham
Raby Castle
Raby Castle is a late medieval castle situated near Staindrop in County Durham . It is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. The Grade I listed building has elegant eighteenth and nineteenth century interiors. The Garrison Room has walls... Read more >