Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Local information for Durham real-time control workshop

Local information for real-time control workshop 2011

Workshop address:

Room Ph122

Department of Physics

Durham University

South Road




http://maps.google.co.uk (search for department of physics, durham for a more accurate location)

http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/ (select Physics from the drop down list)

http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/durham/ (a static map - workshop venue location 12, accommodation venue location 8)

About Durham:

Durham is a small city situated on the river Wear in the North East of England.  It is renowned for its superb medieval castle and cathedral (a UNESCO world heriatage site) and for its world class university


Is in Grey College, next to the Physics department, within walking distance from the centre of Durham.  For a map, click here or here (no. 8).

Things to do:


In Durham (all walking distance):

Cathedral and castle world heritage site.


Riverbank wooded walks

Botanic gardens

Around Durham:

Medieval castles

Roman remains

Stately homes

Bleak moorland


Arriving by train (www.nationalrail.co.uk):

Durham rail station (15 minutes walk)


Limited, permits available upon request in advance.


Possible airports include:

Newcastle (metro and train to Durham, approx 1 hour)

Durham Tees Valley (bus and train to Durham, approx 1 hour)

Edinburgh (bus and train to Durham, approx 2.5 hours)

Leeds Bradford (bus and train to Durham, approx 2 hours)

Robin Hood airport (bus and train to Durham, approx 2 hours)

Manchester airport (train to Durham, approx 3 hours)

London airports (tube and train to Durham, approx 4 hours)


Ask for Durham University Physics Department.