Bed and breakfast accommodation in Durham University colleges

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Staying in Durham college accommodation is an exciting backstage pass to the city. These centrally-located bed and breakfast (B&B) rooms are a cost effective alternative to staying in a cheap Durham hotel
  • By providing the college with revenue you will be contributing to the upkeep of the buildings, whether they are historic (Durham Castle) or more modern (Durham Business School)
  • Trace the footsteps of Will Carling, Bill Bryson, Andrew Strauss, or even James Bond (Roger Moore and George Lazenby) who have all passed through Durham's colleges
  • Eat in the college hall, wander through the college's gardens or take a tour of Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Durham University colleges

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    "This was the most astonishing place to spend several nights! The castle was amazing and our room with huge wooden trusses was brilliant! You have to be aware of stairs & make sure you can get your luggage up flights of stairs. It was just lovely and the porters were so friendly and shared great stories about the students and history of the castle. This was our favorite place we stayed by far! The breakfast is served in the great hall with huge portraits of the Deans of the College gracing the walls--Harry Potterish for me--making the experience even more fun..." Mrs Victoria C
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    "Everything to do with our visit to Durham University was excellent, the room was far better than I expected and the reception staff were absolutely fabulous, so knowledgeable, informative and helpful...could not have been better. Thank you a wonderful experience...." Mrs susan G
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    "A magical and exciting place to stay. The staff are very helpful. Can't fault a very special experience. It's one of those hidden gems you hope won't get too popular! It will be booked out permanently!" Mr Tim T

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  • Availability is mainly in the vacation periods (Christmas, Easter, Summer), when students clear their rooms
  • Rooms typically become available two to three months in advance, so please revisit the website within that period if nothing is available now
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