Living in Durham

Living in Durham: Your guide to a vibrant lifestyle

Durham isn't just any North East city; it's a lively hub where history blends seamlessly with modern charm. 

Let's delve into why Durham is such an appealing spot to call home.

What is Durham famous for?

Durham is famous for its iconic Durham Cathedral, a stunning piece of history that's a must-visit. Another popular part of the city is the famous Durham Marketplace for a taste of the local scene, filled with fresh produce and unique crafts.

For entertainment, catch a show at the Gala Theatre or enjoy a movie night at the Odeon Luxe cinema. 

And if sports are your thing, why not tee off at the Castle Eden Golf Club or catch a cricket match at the Durham Cricket Club.

When you're craving outdoor adventure, Durham's got you covered with its picturesque landscapes along the River Wear. Whether you're strolling along the riverbanks or hiking through Durham's scenic trails, there's no shortage of natural beauty to explore.

What shops and restaurants are in Durham?

When it comes to dining and shopping, Durham has you covered. From cosy cafés to upscale restaurants, there's something to satisfy every craving. Indulge in local flavours at The Cellar Door or experience a taste of Italy at Bistro Italiano.

The city's many boutique shops offer one-of-a-kind finds. From artisan crafts to fashionable attire, Durham's high street offers a treasure trove of unique items just waiting to be discovered.

As the sun sets, Durham's nightlife comes alive. Whether you're sipping cocktails at The Library pub or enjoying live music at Whisky River Bar, there's always something to do. And with a variety of pubs and bars scattered throughout the city, you're sure to find the perfect spot to unwind after a long day.

Where is Durham?

Durham sits in the north eastern county of County Durham, home to other settlements like Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees. 

How far is Durham from cities like Newcastle and London?

From Durham it only takes a little under three hours by train to get to London Kings Cross – a direct service – and only about a 13-minute train journey to get to Newcastle.

Durham is also served by bus operators, Arriva North East and Go North East, who, as well as providing services within the city, also offer services to other North Eastern towns and cities including Darlington and Sunderland. 

The Teeside International Airport is also only about a 30-minute drive from the city centre, offering regular flights to various European destinations including Amsterdam, Burgas, Corfu, and Faro.   

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