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Disponibilità

La maggior parte delle residenze universitarie hanno disponibilità tutto l’anno, mentre solo alcune di loro offrono alloggi nei mesi di vacanza, quando gli studenti non sono in sede.
Se sei uno studente in cerca di una sistemazione a lungo termine e non riesci a visualizzare la disponibilità delle residenze, contattaci e saremmo lieti di aiutarti.

Alloggi bed and breakfast agli atenei dell’università di Durham

Alloggiare in un ateneo storico dell’università di Durham è un’occasione unica. Con queste stanze bed and breakfast (B&B) ben situate a partire da £40, si tratta di un’alternativa conveniente ad alloggiare in un albergo o in un ostello, e con l’aiuto delle sue prenotazioni, Lei participerà allo stesso tempo al mantenimento di questi edifici famosi.

Potete seguire i passi di Will Carling, Bill Bryson, Andrew Strauss ed anche di James Bond (attori Roger Moore e George Lazenby), che si sono tutti laureati agli atenei di Durham.  Si mangia nella Gran Sala, si può far una passeggiata per i giardino ed i cortili degli atenei o far un giro del sito dichiarato patrimonio mondiale da UNESCO, seguito da qualcosa da bere nel bar del ateneo.

Durham informazioni visitatori

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.
 

La storia di 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.
 

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I got such a kick out of staying at the Castle Keep, and was even delighted to climb the 87 stairs to my room because, hey, it's all part of the experience. Durham University does such a nice job of running this B&B: the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the breakfasts good and varied, and the staff friendly and helpful. Thank-you!

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An interesting stay. Overall excellent for a stay in a castle. It is a stay for people who read the information given and understand how buildings used to be as you cannot tear down walls to make rooms bigger and staicases wider. All the staff were excellent and helpful from receptin to the ladies who did the breakfast which was in the Great Hall which is aweaome.

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We loved our stay in Durham Castle. I wish I'd thought to ask about weddings during the time spent there. Although we were not above the grand hall the noise drifted across on what was a warm night. I was glad to be warned of the number of steps to the room and grateful we could leave cases with the porter while we had breakfat. I would definitely recommend staying in the castle to others.

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A brief description on how to get the The Castle by car would have been useful. It was easy to see where the castle was located but not so easy to find the way to drive there once you entered Durham. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay and would certainly think about using the same place again.

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Sadly we didn't find the Bar & TV room until checking out this morning after our overnight stay; therefore some information about in-house facilities would have been useful on check-in. Otherwise everything was fine and breakfast in the Great Hall was exceptional.

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Spartan yet comfortable rooms in an amazing location. Great breakfast. The large screen tv in the bar made up for lack of TV in the bedroom (World Cup coverage).

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This first visit to the beautiful and friendly city of Durham was very much enhanced by my accommodation in the St Aidan's College. A pleasant walk from the railway station, friendly greeting by the 'College staff on arrival, nice clean room - with lovely view of gardens - and a really fantastic selection of breakfast foods. Intend to make, at least one, return visit.

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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!

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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.

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