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Durham City Guide

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Welcome to Durham, one of England's smallest university cities. Durham is situated in the north-east of England and lies on the River Wear. Durham is best known for its ancient university and beautiful Cathedral.

HOW TO GET TO DURHAM
If flying to England, the closest airport is 
Newcastle Airport (NCL), which is 25 miles north of Durham and welcomes daily domestic, European and some international flights. There are frequent buses and trains connecting Newcastle to Durham. If you are travelling by bus or train, both Durham bus and train stations are located in the city centre. 

GETTING AROUND DURHAM
Durham is a compact city, and buses are the only form of public transport. There are local trains to and from Durham Train Station from the surrounding towns. Durham is a very walkable city, so many students walk or cycle, but if you are returning home late at night, we recommend using one of the local taxi companies.

STAYING IN DURHAM
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's quality hostels. For longer term student accommodation in Durham, please check out the accommodation section of the website.

EATING OUT IN DURHAM
Durham restaurants coming soon.

GOING OUT IN DURHAM
Durham nightlife coming soon.

THINGS TO DO IN DURHAM
Durham and its surrounding area offer a number of interesting attractions. Spend a few hours at the National Railway Museum in Shildon, or visit The Bowes Museum in the nearby market town of Barnard Castle. There are year-round shows and productions at the Gala Theatre, or if you are a sports fan, there is cricket at Durham Cricket Ground, and the university has great sports facilitiesIf you fancy going for a stroll or a cycle, there are plenty of great routes throughout the city and along the River Wear.

SHOPPING IN DURHAM
The main shopping areas in Durham are located on High Street, North Street, Saddler Street and Silver Street. You will find all of the big brand names in the Gates Shopping Centre and the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, both of which are located in the city centre. Durham also has a number of fun and interesting weekly and seasonal farmers' markets. 

STUDYING IN DURHAM
Durham is home to both the University of Durham, which is one the oldest universities in the UK, and the New College Durham. For more information, please visit the university section of the website. 


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