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Zimmer und Frühstück Beherberungen bei den Colleges der Universität von Durham

Bleiben in einer Residenz von einem historischem College in Durham ist eine unikale Gelegenheit. Mit den zentral gelegenen Zimmer und Frühstück Zimmer ab £35, ist es doch eine kostendeckende Alternative zu einem Gasthaus oder einem Hotel, und durch Ihren Buchungen werden Sie auch zur Aufrechterhaltung dieser berühmter Gebäude beitragen.

Sie folgen auch die Schritte von Will Carling, Bill Bryson, Andrew Strauss und auch von James Bond (Schauspieler Roger Moore und George Lazenby), die haben alle seine Universitätabschlüsse in den Colleges von Durham gemacht. Sie werden im Großen Saal essen, durch den Gärten und Innenhöfen der Colleges wandern, die Weltkulturerbesgrundstücke von UNESCO zu erforschen und danach etwas im Collegebar trinken.

Durham Besucherinformationen für Gäste

Durham visitor information

Durham is an attractive and historic city, well-known for its spectacular Norman Cathedral and Castle, which over-look the city.

Durham is compact yet offers a wide range of facilities. Shops and restaurants co-exist happily with the Victorian Market. Much of Durham’s shopping area is closed to traffic, making for a more relaxed atmosphere. Take time to sit in the cobbled Market Place and enjoy some of the street entertainment, particularly during July and August. The monthly Farmers’ Market is a welcome new addition to the events calendar. Here you will find fresh local specialities to take back home. In the spring and summer, stunning floral displays adorn the City for which Durham regularly wins prizes.

Dozens of regional attractions are easily reached from Durham, making it an ideal touring base. The largest open-air museum in England is to be found at Beamish where you can see life as it was at the beginning of the last century. Fine art treasures can be seen at the John and Josephine Bowes Museum, a French-style chateau in Barnard Castle.

It should be understood that colleges are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the colleges do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of Durham's academic vacations

Rooms are mainly available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to late-April
Summer: late-June to mid-October
Christmas: mid-December to mid-January

Getting to Durham

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.

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.

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.

By Rail

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the main East Coast line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while Cross Country links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands, and the South West.

Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

By Air

Durham is 30 minutes' drive from Newcastle Airport and about 40 minutes from Durham Tees Valley. Durham is linked to Newcastle Airport by rail and metro. Travellers into Durham Tees Valley can take advantage of the free Sky Express bus service that links the airport to Darlington railway station, with regular connections to Durham.

Geschichte von Durham

Durham: the City

Archaeological evidence suggests a history of settlement in the area since roughly 2000 BC. The present city can clearly be traced back to 995 AD, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic high peninsula as a place to settle with the body of Saint Cuthbert (which had previously lain in Chester-le-Street), founding a church there.

The name "Durham" comes from the Old English "dun", meaning hill, and the Old Norse "holme", which translates to island. Some attribute the city's name to the legend of the Dun Cow and the milkmaid who in legend guided the monks of Lindisfarne carrying the body of Saint Cuthbert to the site of the present city in 995 AD. The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, commonly referred to as Durham Cathedral, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 1080, with the present cathedral being founded in AD 1093. The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green.

The castle was originally built in the 11th century as a projection of the Norman king's power in the north of England, as the population of England in the north remained "wild and fickle" following the disruption of the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is an excellent example of the early motte and bailey castles favoured by the Normans. 

Durham: the University

The University of Durham was founded in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first new universities to open in England for more than 600 years, and is claimed to be England's third oldest after Oxford and Cambridge, although other higher education institutions also make this claim.

Famous alumni include: former England rugby captains Will Carling and Phil de Glanville along with Vice-captain Will Greenwood. Olympic gold-medal triple jumper Jonathan Edwards graduated in 1987. Noted writers include Edward Bradley, author of The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Minette Walters author of The Sculptress and The Scold's Bridle and Graham Hancock, author of The Sign and the Seal.

Reviews For Durham)

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Based On 722 Bewertungen

If you are looking for a base for your break, this is ideal. 20min walk to the centre of Durham (Castle,Cathedral, university and all). After a large cooked breakfast, up to exploring further afield!

(Review Of St Aidan's College, Durham)

Loved my stay at the Castle! Great location, nicely appointed room (plus, it was in a Castle!). One suggestion: remind guests to try to be careful with locks and doors as the Castle is a bit echo-y, and some of my neighbors let doors slam as they were coming and going at night. Or maybe that was the resident ghosts!

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)

Extremely friendly & helpful staff. The guided tour was a great extra benefit. 126 stairs to the rooms were challenging - but worth it for the views etc.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)

Staying in college was both incredibly charming and provides a very convenient, central base from which to visit the City of Durham. Being alumni of the college, it was also steeped in splendid memories.

(Review Of Hatfield College, Durham)

It would have been helpful to know that there was a bar and lounge that we could have used during our stay. We only saw it on a notice board on the leave day. We should have been told about it on arrival, and a map would have been a nice detail.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)

I was pleasantly reminded of my student days, the room was all I needed for one night. What wasn't good was that wifi didn't really work. What was great that I could use the laundry facilities. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

(Review Of Collingwood College, Durham)

We found the whole experience fantastic, brilliant location, friendly staff and especially enjoyed breakfast in the great hall. The stairs could be a challenge for some people perhaps.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)

Fab, slight mix up over booking but the room was great as was the breakfast in the Great Hall full of interesting guests. The reception staff were friendly and helpful - lovely. The room was warm, plenty of biscuits, shower was down the hall - but it was big, clean and powerful with the best view!

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)

Excellent service from Reception staff - friendly & extremely helpful. Room looked as if had just been refurbished - very clean & comfortable. Liked the floor covering on the Castle stairs too! Much improved on my last stay in 2010.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham)
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