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Durham University

St Mary's College


From the north

Durham City is easy to approach from the A1 motorway. Leave A1(M) at Junction 62 and take the A690 to Durham. At the second roundabout turn left across the River Wear. Continue straight on through two sets of traffic lights and ascend past the University Science site which is on the left. Keep going up the hill, go past Grey and Collingwood Colleges on the left, then at the top of the hill, turn right onto Elvet Hill Road. The College is third right. 

From the south

Leave A1(M) at Junction 61, signposted A177 Peterlee and Coxhoe. At the roundabout take first left on to A177 Bowburn and Durham. Go through Bowburn and Shincliffe and continue for approx. 3-4 miles. Ascend to a roundabout, take the first left past the University Science Site (on your left) and turn left at traffic lights by the New Inn pub. Ascend the hill (South Road) past Grey and Collingwood Colleges on the left, and take the right turn at the top of the hill, onto Elvet Hill Road. The College is third right. Express coach services operate daily between Durham and other major centres.

By Train

Direct services link Durham with most major centres around Britain. Trains on the East Coast main line cover the journey from London in under 3 hours. A taxi will take you from the station overlooking the City to the College in 5 minutes.

By Air

Durham is just over 20 miles from Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports, both of which have regular domestic and international flights. A rail/metro connection links Durham to Newcastle Airport.

By Sea

Ferry services operate from North Shields (near Newcastle upon Tyne) to Scandinavian ports and the Netherlands

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