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 car park for the College is first right and the College is second right. Please note that there is no visitor parking in the College grounds.
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 car park for the College is first right and the College is second right. Please note that there is no visitor parking in the College grounds.
Express coach services operate daily between Durham and other major centres.
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.
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.
Ferry services operate from North Shields (near Newcastle upon Tyne) to Scandinavian ports and the Netherlands.
- Location Map (last modified: 5 April 2013)