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Durham Etymology - Where Does the Name Durham Come From?

The name Durham is derived from both Celtic and Old Norse. “Durham” is divided into two syllables: “dun” which means “fort” in Celtic, and “holme” which means island in Old Norse.

What Is Durham famous for? 

Durham Location

Durham is around four hours and 45 minutes away from London by car with a total distance of 270mi/434km. You can save around an hour when using the underground as the distance between Durham station and London King's Cross station only takes two hours and 57 minutes. 

Why Book Student Accommodation in Durham?

Students can easily explore surrounding cities with Newcastle being 15 minutes away and York just 30 minutes away. There are many options for entertainment, cultural, sporting activities, and shopping in Durham. There are many amazing things to do in Durham whenever you have free time on your hands including admiring the High Force Waterfall or exploring the Flat White Kitchen. The Botanic Garden is a must as well if you’d like a serene walk surrounded by stunning green spaces.

Durham Climate

Weather and Temperature

The weather in Durham is temperate like the rest of the UK, with significant rainfall during the year. The average temperature is 8.8 °C | 47.8 °F. Heavy rainfall is present continuously throughout the year. March is considered the driest month in Durham while the heaviest rainfall takes place in August. July is considered to be the warmest month with an average temperature is around 15.0 °C | 59.1 °F. January’s temperature is the lowest with 3.6 °C | 38.5 °F. Make sure when booking your student accommodation in Durham to ask if there are available heating systems. 

What to Pack and Durham Local Timing

Rain gear, coats, and jackets are a must, thermals and scarves will be essential for day-to-day wear, investing in heat preserving shoes will be quite the decision, and don’t forget earmuffs! GMT is Durham’s local timing so you need to keep this in mind when booking your travels and student accommodation in Durham.

Is Durham Rural or Urban? 

Durham is an urban city with a hilly nature to it. 

What are Some Must-Visit Places in Durham?

Durham, UK, is a great destination for international students. It is a county town located in County Durham. The university city is one of the most unique places on Earth to live and study in. Durham beautifully sits on both sides of the River Wear offering picturesque views. Durham City has a population of about 50,000 and is known for its iconic architecture, featuring buildings that are over 1000 years old. These include Durham Cathedral - featured in the Harry Potter series as Hogwarts - and the 11th Century Durham Castle, both designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 

The city is extremely safe, clean, and historic. It has the esteemed Durham University which is known as an alternative to Oxbridge and has one of the oldest and most historic campuses in the world. 

Universities in Durham 

1- Durham University

2- Durham University Sport

3- Durham University Business School

4- Teikyo University of Japan in Durham

5- College of St Hild and St Bede

Transportation In Durham 

Durham has a major train station which allows residents easy access to neighboring cities and it is only about two hours to London. Durham is by far one of the most unique and highly sought-after places to live for both UK and international students.

Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Durham 

Green Lane, Newcastle Road, The Riverwalk, Gilesgate.    

Other Student Accommodation In UK

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Durham, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities: 

London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth,  Aberdeen, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Medway, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Sheffield, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How much do the rooms cost?

The average cost of a student room in Durham is £147per week for an en-suite room. Other room types including studios and flats are available as well.

2. Do you have studios /ensuites available?

Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats

3. Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.

4. How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?

This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.

5. How to complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.

6. What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Durham?

Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.

7. Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Durham?

Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.

8. Who can book with Casita?

All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.

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