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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

Basierend auf 722 Bewertungen

Having never stayed in University accommodation during the summer, this was a very pleasant surprise. The guy at reception was lovely, the room as good as any high end b&b and breakfast lovely. The situation near the cathedral etc made for a very lovely experience overall.

(Review Of Hatfield College, Durham) Hatfield College, Durham

Nos avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour au château. On y baigne dans une atmosphère d’histoire et de college anglais. Les chambres sont grandes, avec une installation simple. Les petits-déjeuners pris dans la fabuleuse grande salle ont été riches et bons.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

I was very happy with my stay and will hopefully be staying again the next time I visit Durham, I will be recommending you to my family and friends. Thank you

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

The atmosphere at the Castle and the proximity to the Cathedral were much better than I expected. The room was rather monastic though. And the stairs were a challenge!

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

Everyone at the College was so friendly and helpful and the breakfast was really nice. The room was lovely and clean - my only reservation was the height level of the showers near our room - too tall for me!! Otherwise, a really pleasant stay. Many thanks.

(Review Of St Aidan's College, Durham) St Aidan's College, Durham

Overall my stay was good and good value for money apart from one shower being out of order on my floor which did not prove inconvenient given number of guests on that floor

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

The shower curtain needs weights sown into the hem so it does not envelop you when you use the shower! Othwerwise the facilities were first class. Lucky students...

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

Notice emphasis on Green Environment in the College. Paper cups in paper wrapping rather than plastic drinking cups in plastic wrapping would be more sympathetic to this emphasis. Excellent stay, thank you!

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

lovely - bit shocked at the amount of stairs to climb, fine for us but may be a good idea to warn people if they are put in the Keep about all the stairs.

(Review Of Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham
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