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 located in North East England. It is a collegiate community in a unique and historic setting and has a particular focus on research. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,025 students are enrolled at Durham University.

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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: Birmingham: £173/week, Manchester: £182/week, London: £288/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

(Source: Numbeo)

Nights Out

Public Transport

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

By member1210141 On 4th July 15

Eating Out

 

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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 is also a lot of independent places and a vibrant indoor market perfect for picking up bargains and groceries whilst supporting local traders.

Days Out

 

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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 20m straight drop.

 

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Newcastle

Take a day trip to Newcastle, its 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

Keeping 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 should be high on your to-do list.

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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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Eating Out
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Public Transport
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member610238
5th July 2015
Cost of Living
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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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