Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.
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Getting here by road
Durham city centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham - Sunderland road and follow signs to Durham City Centre.
Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.
There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the city bus station - a short walk from the railway station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.
Open days and visits
If you are thinking about applying to Durham University, the best way to explore the wealth of opportunities on offer is to join us at our Open Day events.
Many of our buildings are modern and designed for accessibility but a small number of the colleges and departments in Durham City are in very old, listed buildings where getting around isn't always straightforward.
Museums and attractions
Durham University's Museums and Attractions promote learning and education for all. We have something to offer just about everyone!
Take part in adventure trails at the Botanic Garden, go on a tour of Durham Castle, or find out about the Durham World Heritage Site in our Visitor Centre. Little Dragons at the Oriental Museum and Little Bookworms at Palace Green Library offer crafts, messy play, storytelling and singing for under 5s, their parents and carers.
Opportunities for Schools and Students
The Schools Engagement team works with students and schools around the UK, throughout the year, on a variety of programmes.
Explore key locations of the University's estate as well as some local places of interest within Durham City.
The Palatine CentreDurham UniversityStockton RoadDurham DH1 3LE