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Durham University

University College



Once you have arrived in Durham City, it is easy to locate and reach University College. We are approximately 15 minutes walk from the railway station; this will take you through the city centre and up towards our location on Palace Green where the Cathedral is also located. Whilst there are no designated cycle lanes through town, cycling is permitted and there are bike storage facilities once you get to University College. See the Durham University map and select 'University College' from the drop down list.

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 Bus

There are several express coach services daily from most major cities.

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. You will pass several small shops and restaurants. Take the cobbled road, Owengate, on the right - it banks sharply upwards towards Palace Green. Turn right at the top and then right again into University College. Please check in at the Porters' Lodge at the Main Gate. Access to Palace Green is now controlled by rising bollard, and access will only be granted to those visitors who have arranged parking in advance, or Disabled Blue Badge holders.

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.

Please note that visitor parking at the Castle is only available if arranged in advance, and is very limited. There are several public car parks in Durham, the nearest of which is in the Prince Bishops' shopping centre.

By Air

The nearest airports are Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley. 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.