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Durham University

Durham University Assessment Centre


A printable directions sheet is available in .pdf format. See 'How to find us' below. Please ask if you require this in a different format.

  • Durham city centre is only two miles from the A1(M).
  • Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham - Sunderland road.
  • Follow signs to Durham city centre.
  • To reach The Palatine Centre from the city centre, follow the exit to New Elvet. First left across the river, signposted Coxhoe, Bowburn A177.
  • At the third set of traffic lights the road forks. Bear right onto Church Street.
  • Follow this road until you reach the next main set of traffic lights by the New Inn public house.
  • Turn left here, keeping the New Inn on your left, onto Stockton Road.
  • The Palatine Centre is halfway along Stockton Road on your right. It is a large glass and wood fronted building immediately on the roadside.
  • There is 'pay and display' car parking along Stockton Road and in nearby surrounding streets.
  • A limited amount of parking is available on campus. Please contact us if you would like to request a visitor permit.
  • If you require an accessible parking bay please contact DUAC reception in advance of your visit and we will be happy to provide further advice and information.

A range of useful maps of Durham city centre and the University campus are provided. The printable map below shows the location of the Assessment Centre as number 60 on the accompanying key. If you should find it difficult to locate the Assessment Centre please telephone us. Staff will endeavour to provide you with verbal directions. Upon request, staff can arrange to meet you at the Law School entrance to accompany you through the building.


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