The conference will be held in Durham, which is home to one of the oldest universities in the UK. The University is an integral part of Durham City, a treasure house of culture and heritage, compact enough to explore easily on foot. Durham's 12th Century cathedral and castle form a World Heritage Site. Durham City centre offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs with good leisure activities. Attractions in Northumbria are within easy reach, such as Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s Wall (the second World Heritage Site in the region). The open air museum at Beamish is only 13 miles away. MetroCentre, Europe’s largest shopping complex, is located 16 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Newcastle. Durham is surrounded by the countryside of Teesdale and Weardale.
It is easy to travel to Durham by air, rail, road and sea. Durham is served by two international airports and is linked to other major cities in the United Kingdom by high speed train services. The city centre is only 2 miles away from the A1 Motorway linking London to Edinburgh. Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to the Netherlands.
All rooms will be available from 14:00 on Sunday 24th March 2013. The reception will be open from 09.00-17.00 hrs. Outside these times, a porter will be available to show you to your room. Checkout will be at 10:00am.