The popular city of Durham is home to some of the North East’s finest attractions, green spaces and social scenes. Its award-winning museums, iconic natural wonders and enviable nightlife makes it a great environment for students.

Living close to the area’s amenities, and popular education providers including Durham University and New College Durham, is an important factor in making the student experience convenient and enjoyable.


Durham University is ranked in the world’s top 100 providers of its kind, and the city’s large student population is due in no small part to the presence of 17 Durham University colleges. They have no shortage of options when it comes to nightlife, with a vast array of clubs, pubs and bars. The delightfully-cheesy Klute, which describes itself as student-friendly, is one of the most popular haunts if you want to dance the night away, whereas The Market Tavern is nice for a quiet drink and Tin of Sardines promises more than 160 types of gin!

Shaking off the excesses of the previous night is made easy with a stroll around the likes of Hamsterley Forest or Wharton Park, which provides stunning views of Durham Castle - tailor-made for family visits if your relatives are over for the weekend.

The city also enjoys excellent transport links, and has a number of shopping centres to its name, including Dalton Park Outlet Shopping & Leisure and Prince Bishops. Woven and Jack Wills are ideal choices for shoppers in search of independent stores.