Alington House is a Grade 2* listed building dating back to the 17th Century, built to house the Castle Guard and incorporating sections of the Castle walls.
For the first time this year an exhibition of history boards will be on display depicting the life of Alington House from the 1930's to the present, this project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Once the home of prominent architect Ignatius Bonomi, who worked on Durham Cathedral and Castle between 1827 and 1834.
The house was requistioned by the military during the second world war it was used by the Women's Reserves Club to serve lunches to the public, and as accommodation for lady lectureres of the University.
In the late 1940's Durham City Youth Club bought the building, naming in honour of Mrs. Hester Alington who was wife of the then Dean of Durham Cathedral, Cyril Alington.
Today Alington House runs as a vibrant Community Centre serving the outer areas of Durham County.
Thursday 6 September: 10.00 - 1400 Coffee morning 1100-1400
Friday 7 September: 10.00 - 1400
Saturday 8 September: 10.00 - 1400
Thursday 13 September: 10.00 - 1400 Coffee morning 1100-1400
Friday 14 September: 10.00 - 1400
Saturday 15 September: 10.00 - 1400
No booking required
There is no wheelchair access to the upstairs of the building.
Max 6 people per tour/session. 15 minutes Contact for the day: Alan Barnett - 01913864088