A historic city in the north of England, Durham has a rather small population of only 100,000 people. In a small city like this, you will start to see familiar faces everywhere you look, bumping into classmates and friends around every corner. Even when you are 100 miles from home it will be hard to feel alone in a city like this.
The historic city is known for its castles and cathedrals which together make up a UNESCO World Heritage site. The university campus itself is home to 63 listed buildings, this along with a 10-acre botanical garden and views of the River Wear make it possibly one of the beautiful campus’ in England. Whether you are heading to lecture or to the pub to meet a friend, these stunning views will be in full sight.
A city like Durham provides the best of both worlds for many students, the peace and quiet of a small city, with a top university and great transport links to all major city centres across the country. It’s in the perfect location for day trips to Leeds, Northumberland, Yorkshire and even Edinburgh.