A cute, cozy city, Durham can appeal to all- the culturally inclined (with an eclectic mix of local restaurants, cafes, and of course the cathedral), the sporting inclined (with acres of sports fields and facilities), and night owls (the clubbing scene is a true experience, with no night complete without a trip to the infamous Klute).

By seexwne On 5th July 15

Study in Durham

The historic city of Durham is set in the North East of England and is where you will find Durham University.

 

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Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate community with nearly 20,000 students enrolled in a unique and historic setting. It roots date back to 1832 making it one of the oldest universities in England. It has a particular focus on research and its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Durham Student Life

In this beautiful city, students are well provided for. It is small but busy enough; a friendly place that has all the facilities you would expect from a thriving city.

Cost of Living

Living costs tend to be a bit cheaper in the North of England compared to the rest. It’s worth doing some research and this page on Durham University’s website is a good place to start.

Accommodation costs

Student accommodation costs range from £120 - £284 per week; the average is £179 per week.

Compare the average elsewhere: Manchester: £171/week, Birmingham: £173/week, London: £287/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £12
A pint of beer: £3
A regular takeout coffee: £2.72
1L of milk: £0.82
A loaf of white bread: £0.83

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It's very small so there's no need for public transport as you can walk everywhere!

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Shopping

Durham is well catered for when it comes to shopping. You’ll find big high street names such as H&M, Next, New Look and Jack Wills, to name a few. There are also a lot of independent places and a vibrant indoor market, perfect for picking up bargains and groceries whilst supporting local traders.

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Durham Dales

This area of the North Pennines is known for its amazing views and is a great place for stretching your legs and getting some fresh air. Try and find High Force, the highest unbroken waterfall in England with a 20 metre straight drop.

 

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Newcastle

Take a day trip to Newcastle. It's just 15 minutes on the train and costs less than a fiver if you book in advance. Check out all that Newcastle has to offer from museums and galleries to shopping and restaurants. Make it an overnight stay and experience one of the best nightlife spots in the UK.  

 

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Durham Heritage Coast

From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in England. There’s a coastal path that runs along most of it, with dramatic views looking out across the North Sea. 

 

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Wharton Park

Keep it nice and simple. Grab some friends and a picnic and spend the afternoon lazing around in the sun and enjoying some of the best views Durham has to offer.

 

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Edinburgh

In less than 2 hours on a train you can be in Edinburgh. Explore the magnificent historical landmarks in the city, check out their superb shopping and make the most of the fantastic pubs and restaurants. Of course, there is the Fringe Festival that takes place in August which is worth coming back to uni early for.

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Duresme Court 4.94 /5

It is a lovely accomodation, I highly recommend it. The location is really good, the studios are new and clean, the cinema room, study room and gym ar...

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St John's College 4.8 /5

A more relaxed college with less drinking which suits me. People are very welcoming and friendly! The cleaners and catering staff are interesting and ...

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Ernest Place 4.79 /5

It’s a very comfortable, nice accommodation. The area is very convenient as there is a large tesco store 1 minute away, and restaurants within a shor...

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St Giles Studios 4.54 /5

This residence is the perfect place to stay. Only 15 min walk from the city centre and la y food shops nearby. It is a very quiet place to study and t...

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Chapel Heights 4.53 /5

Everything about this accommodation is excellent. The staff are really nice and friendly, they help me with any problem, even before I came to Durham....

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Grey College 4.49 /5

On the expensive side for the rooms you get, but it is fully catered and the social experience is very good....

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St Chad's College 4.44 /5

Very friendly college with great atmosphere...

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Rialto Court 4.36 /5

I cannot vouch for the social experience as half of my stay here was at the height of the pandemic (i.e. the period from 03/20-07/20), and most of the...

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St Cuthbert's Society 4.34 /5

Hardly any places to socialise. Cleaners are really friendly. Rooms are only cleaned fortnightly this year. Price of college accommodation is ridiculo...

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Stephenson College 4.33 /5

Rooms are lovely with ensuite and the kitchen is very spacious. Stephenson central has great facilities like pool, table tennis and darts...

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16th October 2021

The public transport...

The public transport is useful. All areas around are well connected. Would like it if there were increased night services. read more

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15th October 2021

Not the most convenient...

Not the most convenient town but still has everything you need. It’s also 12 minutes away from Newcastle by train so no problem. read more

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3rd August 2021

It is a lovely city,...

It is a lovely city, yet, it is expensive. read more

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30th July 2021

Durham is a small town,...

Durham is a small town, it is a perfect student town with a huge cafe culture, and the university being the main part of the city. Although there is not much shopping to do, big cities like Newcastle or York are just a short train ride away! It is perfect in a sense that the city u live in, will really help you concentrate on your studies as well as helping you be a part of a large academic community. read more

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30th July 2021

Public transport can...

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29th July 2021

No cheap stores like...

No cheap stores like Aldi and Lidl, just tesco express. Me no likey. read more

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29th July 2021

Great place to live!...

Great place to live! Had much fun read more

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29th July 2021

There are a train station...

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17th July 2021

I love Durham city and...

I love Durham city and all its public footpaths! Love the cathedral and Castle. Every piece of it! read more

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7th July 2021

Chinese take away is...

Chinese take away is really expensive!! read more

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7th July 2021

Durham is a very peaceful...

Durham is a very peaceful town and good for studying. However, the public transport is not so convenient and the life here tend to be a bit flat. read more

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7th July 2021

Love Durham county very...

Love Durham county very nice view with historical buildings. read more

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18th June 2021

Durham is a small town,...

Durham is a small town, and it has its own benefits. I love staying there and experience a town-life. But there isn’t much to do or shop read more

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14th June 2021

The cost of living is...

The cost of living is pretty low comparing to other cities. Overall, it helps you save lots of money. read more

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13th June 2021

Durham is a beautiful...

Durham is a beautiful city, with a historical background ( cathedral, castle). That’s a lovely place for students who enjoy walking and running read more

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7th June 2021

Durham is a very small,...

Durham is a very small, but equally beautiful town. read more

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7th June 2021

small, clean, and comfortable...

small, clean, and comfortable town read more

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member459532
3rd June 2021

Durham is a quite small...

Durham is a quite small place which is very good and healthy environment for studying. It is very close (12 minutes by train) to Newcastle which is a big city that can be an entertainment option for a lot of students. read more

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3rd June 2021

Relatively small, easy...

Relatively small, easy to live a distance away, bad traffic though. read more

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3rd June 2021

Relatively cheap to live....

Relatively cheap to live. Small town, so limited shopping options. Surprising choice and quality when it comes to nights out. read more

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3rd June 2021

Somewhat pricy and there...

Somewhat pricy and there is not much to do but Newcastle is nearby. Transport is not the best either read more

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2nd June 2021

The scenery is great...

The scenery is great and the town is small and delicate read more

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1st June 2021

Will miss it here, excellent...

Will miss it here, excellent place to live read more

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1st June 2021

Durham is a nice little...

Durham is a nice little town. Because of the covid, it is difficult to give a review on the quality of life, as all shops and restaurants have been closed for most of the year. The food was quite affordable, and the town is nice to walk around in . read more

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21st May 2021

A convenient place to...

A convenient place to live with everything within walking distance. A beautiful town. Quite high cost of living for the quality of housing however. read more

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21st May 2021

Durham is incredibly...

Durham is incredibly expensive living-wise and the public transportation is really, really bad. On the other hand, restaurants and pubs are quite nice, although the real interesting nightlife is in Newcastle. It’s a nice city to study in though. read more

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17th May 2021

Durham is cheaper than...

Durham is cheaper than most major cities, which is great for students. read more

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13th May 2021

Beautiful town, nice...

Beautiful town, nice place to study. read more

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12th May 2021

Durham is a good place...

Durham is a good place to live and study. Local amenities are enough. The river walks and the countryside walks around the city are enjoyable. read more

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11th May 2021

Lovely little town for...

Lovely little town for studying and living. Especially good for people who love their quiet and relaxing times. Got a few pretty parks and lovely little shopping streets. Near Newcastle where you can get most thing you want. read more

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30th April 2021

I didn’t get much opportunities...

I didn’t get much opportunities to go out due to COVID read more

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26th April 2021

I stay right in the middle...

I stay right in the middle of Durham city at dunholm house accommodation and the life here is really good. It’s quite scenic with little pubs around every corner read more

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22nd April 2021

Not a big city, But it...

Not a big city, But it is ok if you don't need a modern lifestyle. It is relatively safe, and this is why I like this city. read more

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21st April 2021

Everything goes right...

Everything goes right after lockdown read more

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20th April 2021

Small town with rich...

Small town with rich history, Durham cathedral and castle is beautiful, ppl are all nice and friendly here. read more

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19th April 2021

It is a small town. Because...

It is a small town. Because of the lockdown, there is nothing much to say. read more

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13th April 2021

Beautiful city, hardly...

Beautiful city, hardly any shops read more

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6th April 2021

Durham has nice places...

Durham has nice places to go but the bus system is subpar read more

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19th March 2021

Beautiful town, although...

Beautiful town, although not a lot to do. Nights out are small scale things but college bars definitely help with that. read more

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19th March 2021

there are fewer places...

there are fewer places to go shopping, but there are a full range of commodity stores read more

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22nd February 2021

lovely place to do a...

lovely place to do a hard and busy course read more

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25th January 2021

go elsewhere this uni...

go elsewhere this uni is shitttttttttttt read more

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8th December 2020

The town is pretty small...

The town is pretty small and empty not much here read more

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7th December 2020

Amazing city but experience...

Amazing city but experience ruined by tyrannical government, feels like being in East Berlin read more

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3rd December 2020

this place is very nice...

this place is very nice and silence read more

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3rd December 2020

Located at place which...

Located at place which nothing is nearby read more

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3rd December 2020

It is very convenient...

It is very convenient when I need to go shopping and the transport is convenient read more

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24th November 2020

I live just outside the...

I live just outside the main city, yet the area is still very friendly, safe and convenient. It's very easy to find great food of all types. Public transport here connects to every place students would want to visit. read more

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18th November 2020

Amazing and peaceful...

Amazing and peaceful city. So many places to visit and eat in! read more

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18th November 2020

All round good city to...

All round good city to live in (Nights out and public transport not applicable to me currently) read more

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17th November 2020

Lovely town. Allow you...

Lovely town. Allow you to focus on the study. Not boring anymore with cinema and sports centre. read more

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17th August 2020

Beautiful area with stunning...

Beautiful area with stunning views. Cheap accommodation up north, though some overpriced student housing. A range of restaurants though no MacDonald’s. read more

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19th July 2020

The city is expensive...

The city is expensive and beautiful read more

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2nd June 2020

The scenery in durham...

The scenery in durham is so beautiful that I enjoy it every day. Prices are not high. Shopping or eating in restaurants is affordable. The transportation is convenient and more cost-effective for students. read more

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22nd May 2020

City looks nice, but...

City looks nice, but too small for me read more

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20th May 2020

Durham City is a lovely...

Durham City is a lovely city. It is not large but it almost provides everything you want, even though the shops in the city centre are not big too. The living cost is relatively lower than in other cities. The bus routines cover every conner. read more

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19th May 2020

The Durham bubble truly...

The Durham bubble truly does exist. There is an entrenched divide between locals and students which is highly uncomfortable and the university is doing nothing to address it. read more

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17th May 2020

A lovely place to live....

A lovely place to live. You really feel that it is a student city. Really positive read more

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15th May 2020

Very lovely small town,...

Very lovely small town, nice and quiet. It is not suitable if you want a very lively city to live in, but a wonderful place if you like somewhere quiet and beautiful. read more

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14th May 2020

Public transport is completely...

Public transport is completely affordable. Also if you don't like big cities it's perfect. read more

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20th April 2020

The cost of living is...

The cost of living is extortionate. Living in a house after first year is very over priced, paying up to £140 a week for a single room. The standard of housing is also very bad but rent is very expensive. Transport links are great, and the bus is £1 all day. Nights out are standard, but the city has a great vibe, especially with the college bars. read more

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18th April 2020

Lots of nice restaurants....

Lots of nice restaurants. Clubs close early though read more

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8th April 2020

Nice small city, not...

Nice small city, not many shops read more

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7th April 2020

Awful night out, better...

Awful night out, better off goin mewcastle read more

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6th April 2020

Rarely need public transport...

Rarely need public transport as everything is so central. Durham is a smaller city which has enough shops for me, but not enough for others and they get an 8 minute train to Newcastle. read more

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5th March 2020

Really cute town, nice...

Really cute town, nice cathedral read more

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2nd March 2020

Really nice area, if...

Really nice area, if you want a cheap house though you need to act fast. There are very few and the cost is rising. Most houses will start at 90 pppw I managed to get mine for 85. read more

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13th January 2020

It is a typical English...

It is a typical English city, i am not too sure what else to compare it to. read more

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11th December 2019

Nice town - bit quiet...

Nice town - bit quiet and small for a university city. read more

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8th December 2019

As you would expect when...

As you would expect when living in a city, the cost of living is a little higher but its not too noticeable. There are loads of fantastic places to eat out with lots of very easily accessible transport links. There are some good options when it comes to nights out (especially bars). However as Durham can be a quiet city, if you would rather a more wild night out, it is very easy to get to Newcastle (a larger city with more nightlife very close by). Both Durham and Newcastle have student nights every week which makes nights out a little more affordable too. read more

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5th December 2019

I prefer to go to Newcastle...

I prefer to go to Newcastle for shopping read more

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5th December 2019

Durham is a small city;...

Durham is a small city; everything is convenient but does not have many choices in terms of shopping. Also, a little bit expensive. read more

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5th December 2019

the town is can be very...

the town is can be very peaceful but little place to shop read more

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5th December 2019

Durham is more suitable...

Durham is more suitable for study, shopping and entertainment is not much, and the cost is relatively low, but the transportation is convenient, so it is not inconvenient to go to other places read more

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5th December 2019

It’s near supermarkets...

It’s near supermarkets in the city center. It’s convenient for me to live read more

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Aramandreas
5th December 2019

Great town for studying...

Great town for studying !!!!!!! read more

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5th December 2019

There are a lot of different...

There are a lot of different countries’ cuisines, this place is really beautiful and there is railway station and bus Station read more

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5th December 2019

Dun Holm House is near...

Dun Holm House is near to the train station. I often go to Newcastle for eating, playing and shopping. Quiet convenient. read more

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5th December 2019

This is a quite and tranquil...

This is a quite and tranquil town. Good for study and good for life read more

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26th November 2019

very expensive student...

very expensive student housing, and well below good standard, students expected to live in inadequate accommodation, it is a big problem in Durham. Lots of takeaway places but many have poor food hygiene, and are overpriced. Hard to find somewhere offering nice food, reasonably priced, that is not a chain. A few standard nightclubs and pubs but a divide between locals and students haunts. A shopping centre, but for a better experience you would likely need to go to Newcastle or Sunderland. I only go into Durham for basics/top up shop, not to browse. Buses are fairly regular but it depends which route. read more

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26th November 2019

Not many shops but enough...

Not many shops but enough for daily life! read more

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25th November 2019

Bus can be very delay....

Bus can be very delay. No place to shop. However it’s peaceful overall. read more

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member443505
12th November 2019

Very small with little...

Very small with little to do after the first few weeks. Large food shops are a bus journey away from the centre, with the smaller food shops in the centre being very busy at all times. Rent is very expensive for poor housing. Shopping is okay in the centre, but the larger shopping areas are a bus journey away. read more

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11th November 2019

Pretty standard for a...

Pretty standard for a student town read more

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member443347
9th November 2019

The small town is quiet...

The small town is quiet and peaceful. read more

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8th November 2019

Public transport is slow...

Public transport is slow and sometimes late but it is cheap. read more

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8th November 2019

I believe that ICC, Durham...

I believe that ICC, Durham is an ideal place — with the right expertise, guidance, resource and environment — for me to pursue PhD research read more

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8th November 2019

Durham is a good little...

Durham is a good little city, a blend of modern and old. It’s small and there’s some shopping, but if you really want good shopping you can just pop on the train 10 min north to Newcastle. Stores and restaurants close early sometimes but there’s usually at least a few things open if you’re hungry late at night. read more

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member443316
8th November 2019

Durham is a small town....

Durham is a small town. most of time , people can go anywhere by walk. The bus is hard to wait and usually delay. read more

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member1043309
8th November 2019

A beautiful place, with...

A beautiful place, with a lovely river which makes you relax and helps to focus your thoughts on something else than the dooming deadlines. A bit expensive but it is worth it after all when you think of what a unique experience you get. read more

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AnnaS
8th November 2019

Great place, tons of...

Great place, tons of nature and DOGS! People are generally quite nice and a variety of shops. Public transport is available at a not too bad price plus there is a taxi service and a train station right in town so that's always a plus, but generallly if you're a student you can just walk to all the places you need to at most with 30 mins of walking max. read more

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8th November 2019

Everything is good apart...

Everything is good apart from the Bus service. There are 3 (or more?) different bus companies all running at their own times and never where you need them to be... read more

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member443306
8th November 2019

Durham the beautiful...

Durham the beautiful piece of nature and you can see more than that. read more

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id41416
8th November 2019

Very convenient for daily...

Very convenient for daily supplies read more

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member443299
8th November 2019

Great town, although...

Great town, although bus transport is very limited. read more

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abiril
29th June 2018

Great connections to...

Great connections to Newcastle for all your shopping and going out needs. A small but nice selection of clubs and loads of very cheap college bars. Very expensive housing, cheap food. read more

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member1110371
5th July 2015

rubbish for shopping...

rubbish for shopping klute is the best read more

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member410310
5th July 2015

Nights out a bit dull...

Nights out a bit dull at times, only because durham is a rather small town read more

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seexwne
5th July 2015

A cute, cozy city, Durham...

A cute, cozy city, Durham can appeal to all- the culturally inclined (with an eclectic mix of local restaurants, cafes, and of course the cathedral), the sporting inclined (with acres of sports fields and facilities), and night owls (the clubbing scene is a true experience, with no night complete without a trip to the infamous Klute). read more

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member510256
5th July 2015

Pints are £1.60 and Klute...

Pints are £1.60 and Klute has the quaddie. Need I say more? read more

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member1210141
4th July 2015

It's very small so there's...

It's very small so there's no need for public transport as you can walk everywhere! As it's small there's not a lot of choice of clubs, the bars are good though and very reasonable in price. read more

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member910106
4th July 2015

Cheap city with lots...

Cheap city with lots of possibilities read more

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member410105
4th July 2015

Small town with a lot...

Small town with a lot packed in read more

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4th July 2015

Durham is costly. Like...

Durham is costly. Like anywhere, there are properties and places to eat that cost less than the average, but the average rent is above £100p/w... Not receiving the financial help that London students receive, it proved to be a tight three years. However, this is one of the most beautiful places I've been lucky enough to experience. Walk in any direction and beautiful woodland, hills, and the river Wear shape the land... and your life. Durham is a very spiritual place, and I've not identified any close substitutes having shared the experience with friends from elsewhere. Public transport is inessential, as the walk from one side of the city to the other can easily take 15-20 minutes walk. There are buses going anywhere you might like to go in the area, as well as a free bus to Stockton campus. Nights out are mixed: opt for the student bars and clubs, or go for the local pub scene. The two mix in the large clubs: Lloyd's and Loveshack. Shopping has only the essentials-Newcastle is best. read more

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member610047
4th July 2015

Some great nights out...

Some great nights out in Klute... Many places to eat and as it's northern, nice and cheap! read more

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member119997
4th July 2015

Everything is walkable,...

Everything is walkable, town is beautiful , great nights out , great restaurants read more

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DurhamBiologist
3rd July 2015

Small town with lots...

Small town with lots of cafes and restaurants read more

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member99548
30th June 2015

Small and sometimes limiting,...

Small and sometimes limiting, but a beautiful city. read more

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