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Disponibilidad

Las habitaciones están principalmente disponibles durante las vacaciones universitarias (junio, julio, agosto, septiembre), es decir cuando los estudiantes ya no usen las habitaciones. Normalmente las habitaciones se hacen disponibles entre dos y tres meses por adelantado, por favor regrese a la página web durante este período si en este momento no hay habitaciones disponibles.

Alojamiento bed and breakfast en los colegios de la universidad de Durham

Alojarse en un colegio histórico de la universad de Durham es una oportunidad &uacte;nica. Con estas habitacions bed and breakfast (B&B) muy bien situadas a partir de £40, se trata de una alternativa rentable a un albergue o un hotel, y contribuyendo los ingresos a estos colegios, Usteden participarán en el mantenimiento de estos edificios famosos.

Ustedes pueden seguir los pasos de Will Carling, Bill Bryson, Andrew Strauss, o James Bond (actores Roger Moore y George Lazenby). Se come en la Gran Sala y se puede pasear por los jardines y patios interiores del colegio o visitar el sitio de patrimonio mondial de UNESCO y después algo de beber en el bar del colegio.

Durham información para los huéspedes

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.
 

Historia de 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.
 

Reseñas de Durham

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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.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

Loved our time at Durham Castle. Staff were lovely: very nice and helpful and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to wander around the facility out of hours as we only stayed one night. Highly recommend.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

We enjoyed our stay at St. Aidan's. Might only suggest a clear map for driving to the College as it is a bit difficult to find from the centre of Durham if you are coming by car.

(Comentarios de St Aidan's College, Durham) St Aidan's 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.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

Staying in such a historical castle is great experience, receptionists were colleague students from Durham U who were very friendly and helpful. Great value of money, will definitely come back and strongly recommend to friends.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham) Durham Castle, Durham

Generally good but a little expensive for the standard of room - being student accom we did not expect luxury but even so it was a bit basic for the price. Really clean - but the welcome and friendliness at breakfast made our stay - it was terrific from the staff there. Thankyou St Aidens

(Comentarios de St Aidan's College, Durham) St Aidan's College, Durham

The porter had no record of the booking on my arrival. Slightly disconcerting having cycled there from Newcastle. However, he sorted out rooms that were free and sorted the paperwork in the morning with the receptionist. Not sure if this was a computer glitch or something else.

(Comentarios de Hatfield College, Durham) Hatfield College, Durham

Perfect location for Durham experience. All of the staff were very friendly and efficient. The room was very clean with tea and coffee making facilities. Although our room was not en-suite, it had a basin and the showers and toilets were only a few metres away in the corridor and were very clean.

(Comentarios de St Aidan's College, Durham) St Aidan's College, Durham

I would have liked clearer directions as to the location of St Aidan's college. The map you sent wasn't very good and I forgot my "multimap" Otherwise we had a very enjoyable stay.

(Comentarios de St Aidan's College, Durham) St Aidan's College, Durham
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