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Durham University

St John's College

Accommodation and facilities

The College is situated within a row of Georgian townhouses on the Bailey in the heart of the medieval city of Durham, and is overlooked by the Norman cathedral that makes up one half of the millennium old UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are never more than a 15 minute walk from lectures or the University library. Our secluded gardens and lawns stretch down to the River Wear, where we have our own boathouse.

We’ve invested heavily in our estate. All our bedrooms have been refurbished and we have built new dining facilities, function rooms, a new gym, and some accessible en-suite accommodation. The 12th century College chapel is a wonderful space for music and worship and last year saw the completion of our brand new three storey library and learning resource centre, open 24/7 with free wifi and state-of-the art audio visual equipment.

Contact us

Maintenance team

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 08:00-16:00


T: 0191 334 3857

John's Online

Go to John's Online to check if you have a parcel at reception or to report a maintenance issue via a blue slip. 

Student accommodation at St John’s is subject to the Universities UK Code of Practice, which sets standards for residential student accommodation throughout the UK.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.