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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.
 

Comentarios para Durham)

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Fantastic place to stay - we were in the keep with fab views over Durham. The breakfast was really good and you can drive up and park in front of the cathedral.

(Comentarios de 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)

128 steps to room was just about manageable! Water pressure in shower not good but view from the room was just fabulous as direct view of the Cathedral. Room had all facilities needed. Cleaned and tidied each day. Breakfast in Great Hall was excellent. Made to feel very welcome generally. Highly recommended if you are mobile enough for the steps.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham)

I would like to come again although I would like to be able to book a room which did not require quite so many stairs, I was in H block, with 3 lots of stairs the last with a bend which was a little tricky with a case. And the light in the vestibule (outside my room) did not come on sometimes, very tricky to lock door.

(Comentarios de 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)

only points - there were no towel rails or coat hooks in the shower room, and no coat hook on the room door. As aged and a bit tottery, we would have liked a grab rail in the shower.

(Comentarios de Collingwood College, 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.

(Comentarios de Hatfield College, Durham)

Everything was just fine, though the shower design caused rather a flood - more trouble for the cleaner than for us. I was kept awake by a droning (fan?) sound - probably unavoidable in a large building, but maybe the generators or whatever could be turned off earlier in the night?

(Comentarios de Collingwood College, Durham)

My friend and I enjoyed our experience at Durham Castle. Choice of breakfast food was good. Staff were very helpful. The setting was amazing and very centrally located in the town.

(Comentarios de Durham Castle, Durham)
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