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Durham University

St Cuthbert's Society


By Train

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including regular trains from London. The high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the main East Coast line. Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2 hours from Manchester, 1 hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

By Road

Durham is well-signposted off the A1, and is approximately 264 miles from London, and 125 miles from Edinburgh. On reaching the City of Durham, you are well advised to park in one of the public car parks at the edge of the city or take advantage of Durham's Park and Ride system

Thetwo car parks near the Market Place on the University map are the most convenient for accessing St Cuthbert's.It takes around 30 minutes to park your car and make your way on foot to St Cuthbert's.

Parking on the peninsula itself is restricted and access is limited, but access can be arranged for those with restricted mobility. Please contact reception to arrange a visit.

Once you're in Durham...

St Cuthbert's is a good 30 minutes walk from the station, but a bus ride on the Cathedral bus service from the station (every 20 minutes, 9am to 5pm), will take you to the Cathedral, and from there St Cuthbert's is a five minute walk further down the Bailey (see No.17 on the University map).

If you take this route, as you leave the Green in front of the Cathedral, going down the narrow Dun Cow Lane alongside the left front wall of the Cathedral, you pass the Theology Department, turn right at the bottom and you are on the Bailey. Just follow the road and you will eventually end up at St Cuthbert's Society, passing St Chad's College and St John's College on your way. Look out for the green shutters and green doors. The college is at the very end of the Bailey and if you go beyond the archway leading to the Prebends Bridge, you have gone too far.