The city of Durham sits alongside the River Wear and boasts one of the most spectacular university locations of any global educational facility. Highlighted by a settlement history dating back to 2000 BC, the University grounds are located within the City’s famous 11th century castle and have been noted as a leading centre of scholarship for over 1000 years.
Today, the University continues to uphold it high standards and satisfying blend of ancient traditions and modern values. Its place as the third oldest University in England remains hotly contested, yet its international reputation is in no doubt.
Further afield, the City of Durham is a Mecca of historical cultural references. With more than 630 listed buildings, the likes of Durham Cathedral, Durham Observatory, the Elvet Bridge and The Chapel of the College of St Hild and St Bede, all ensure a certain antiquated ambience at every turn.
Of course, as a student residence, the city also plays host to an enticingly beautiful nightlife. Clubs are easily locatable; with Durham Live, The Loft, Klute, and Walkabout, all offering a range of the alternative and the classic. Those seeking to stretch the student loan will also have no problems finding great deals on long nights out, with the Boathouse always open late with fantastic student offerings on both food and drink.
Restaurants and takeaways are available to suit any taste, with many a local pizzeria highlighted by the ever popular Pizzeria Romeo and Bella Italia. Refusing to break from tradition, the shopping experiences to be enjoyed in Durham are equally eclectic. Your favourite brands can be found at the constantly growing Dalton Park Shopping Centre, whilst local boutique shops, such as The Collector and The Georgian Window, are a pleasant reminder of simpler times; even if the prices aren’t equally anachronistic.
Student accommodation in Durham is as diverse as everything else this wonderful city has to offer. From modest Durham student hall accommodations to more popular Durham student housing with a range of facilities; we are here to help with a list of the very best Durham has to offer: