Life in Durham

Durham is an amazing, friendly and compact city that will soon feel like home!  



Durham, in the North East of England, is ideally located for exploring both the countryside and the coast, and day trips to York, Edinburgh and even the Lake District.  In just three hours by train you can be in London, and Newcastle International Airport is located nearby for easy transport links.

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The historic city of Durham is packed full of culture.  It is rich in history, with Roman heritage and medieval castles.  The city is dominated by Durham Cathedral, which together with Durham Castle, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Durham is a small city so you’ll always see a familiar face. The people of the North East are well known for their hospitality and you’ll find there’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere wherever you go. There is a large student population in Durham, which makes the City student-friendly and safe.