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Van Mildert College


Walking Guide from Train Station 1.43 miles

When coming out of the train station follow Station approach right down to the bottom. Take a Sharp left at the bottom onto North Road where you will come to a roundabout. Carry on over the roundabout with the cathedral in front of you remain on North road and you will come to Crossgates on your right.** Turn onto Crossgate then turn left at South St and continue onto Pimlico. Take a slight left at Quarryheads Lane at the roundabout; take the 2nd exit onto Potters Bank. Travel up Potters Bank and take the first left onto Elvet Hill Road. Then take a right onto Mill Hill Lane and Van Mildert College is just on the left.


Walking from the Bus Station 1.12 miles

Come out of the Bus station onto North Road. Remaining on North road heading towards the cathedral you will come to Crossgates on your right ** see train station guide


By Bus

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


By Rail

Fourteen trains per day travel from London and Edinburgh to Durham. The journey takes les than three hours from London, one and a half hours from Edinburgh and forty five minutes from York.



Cycle storage is available at college with secure internal storage for a number of cycles. Please contact reception for further details.


By Sea

European scheduled ferry services travel to and from Newcastle on a regular basis.


By Car

From the South and East- Drive North on the A1 (M) and exit at junction 61. Take the A177 signposted Bowburn and Peterlee. Follow the road, through Bowburn, for approximately three miles until you enter Durham on the Stockton Road. Turn left at the first roundabout and then left again at the “New Inn traffic lights into South Rd **Continue up South Road for half a mile. Turn first right, at the top of the hill, into Elvet Hill Road and then first left into Mill Hill Lane. Van Mildert College is on your left hand side.

From the North and East – Drive south on the A1 (M) and exit at junction 62. Take the A690 to Durham. Follow the dual carriageway and at the first roundabout go straight ahead, to city centre. Turn left at the next roundabout, straight ahead at the traffic lights, into New Elvet and follow the road (taking the right fork into Church Street) to the New Inn traffic lights. Go straight ahead into South Road and then follow the instructions given from South and East **.

From the West- Drive on the A167 to the roundabout at the junction with the A177. Take the Durham A177 exit onto South Road and follow it for approximately half a mile. Turn just left after the 30mph signs into Elvet Hill Road and then first left into Mill Hill Lane.


If you are having difficulties finding us please don’t hesitate to call on

Tel: 0191 3347100

Van Mildert College

MillHill Lane

Durham DH1 3LH



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