Durham, home to the University of Durham, is an unsuspectingly quaint, northern British city, with university buildings and Durham student houses dotted among the city’s rambling cobbled streets. Delicious bakeries and petite cafes are as common as vibrant bars, while afternoons are frequently spent unwinding on Palace Green’s croquet lawn in-front of the one-thousand-year-old cathedral that you might recognise from the Harry Potter films. It’s small size makes Durham feel familiar, while still offering students a vast array of options for entertainment. Durham is a great city to live in, and an even better city to live in! When you aren’t busy relaxing in your Durham student house, the city is sure to delight. With student houses in Durham booking fast, we advise arranging your viewings in October and November.
The Viaduct area is the most popular location for student accommodation in Durham, where all of our student houses are located. The Viaduct boasts everything you need as a student, such as bars, shops, restaurants (if you'e hungry, you'll love our round-up of the best student budget restaurants in Durham), and is only a twenty-minute walk from the University of Durham campus. Read this guide for more information on where to live in Durham as a student.
Top Tips for Finding Student Accommodation in Durham
House-hunting in Durham typically begins in October and ends over the Winter break, however the best student houses book early each year so be sure to book your viewings in early.
Student Cribs in Durham
Our Durham Student Cribs offer from three to seven-bedrooms, making them popular student houses among friend-groups of all sizes who would like to live together for their second and third year in university. Spread over two to four floors, each of these student houses is spacious with fantastic communal areas; ideal for relaxing with your housemates or entertaining friends. Student Cribs student lets in Durham include all bills, and no fees or deposits are charged.
Best Things For Students to Do In Durham Durham may be small in size, but this university town has a lot going on to keep you entertained. When you want to stretch your legs and spend time outside of your Durham student house, the 1000 year-old Cathedral in the centre of Durham is great to explore, with this UNESCO World Heritage Site making for some great snaps and an escape from campus. For an outdoors escape, stroll along the River Wear, giving you stunning views of the highlights of the city including the Cathedral and the Castle. If you get the urge to be on the water rather than by it, you can also book aa boar party for a night out with a difference. The Durham Botanical Gardens, with 10 hectares of exotic flowers and plants offers further respite for university stress, and is a great place to fight off the hangover after dancing into the early hours in Klute which is proudly branded as the worst nightclub in Europe.