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Durham University

Hatfield College



It is very easy to walk/cycle to Hatfield College once you have arrived in Durham City.  It is approximately 15 minutes' walk from the railway station; this will take you through town and up towards the Cathedral and Castle.  Whilst there are no designated cycle lanes through town, cycling is permitted and there are bike storage facilities once you get to Hatfield.


By Rail

Regular train services travel from London and Edinburgh to Durham. The journey takes less than three hours from London, one and a half hours from Edinburgh and forty-five minutes from York.

By Car

From the South: drive north on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham. Exit the motorway and follow the sign marked Durham City and Consett (this is a dual carriageway). After three miles, at the first roundabout, take the second main exit which crosses under a pedestrian footbridge and gives, immediately in front of you, a magnificent view of the Cathedral, Castle and City. The road is downhill and at the bottom is another roundabout. Take the second exit left and travel up the slip road. At the top, turn left into the Market Place (road is signposted "Access Only"). Travel forward at the traffic lights into North Bailey. The road is narrow and uphill. After about 600 yards look for iron railings on the left - this is Hatfield College. Please check in at the Porters' Lodge at the Main Gate.

From the North: drive south on the A1(M) and exit at Junction 62. Take the A690 signposted for Durham and Consett. Turn right at the roundabout and then follow directions as above.

Travelling to Hatfield by car?  Have you considered public transport?

Hatfield College is in the very heart of the historic City, situated close to Durham's magnificent World Heritage Cathedral and Durham Castle.  All of the main visitor attractions in this small city are within easy walking distance.   Because of it's prime location, Hatfield is situated in the City's congestion zone and parking in College is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  For these reasons, we encourage visitors to consider travelling to Hatfield by public transport.

By Air

The nearest airports are Newcastle International and Tees International. Newcastle airport is linked to Durham by rail and by the Metro.

By Sea

European scheduled ferry services travel to and from Newcastle on a regular basis.