Durham Student Accommodation
Durham University was ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide 2013, so it’s clear to see why more and more students are choosing to study there. If that wasn’t enough, it’s just a 30 minute journey away from Newcastle, the party-goer’s paradise, perfect for those wanting the ultimate student nightlife.
Durham has a number of lively neighbourhoods surrounding the University, offering a wide range of housing to its students. Whether you’ve decided to live with a large group of friends, or fancy going it alone, there is something out there for you. Let us take you through our top picks of Durham student accommodation …
Best Student Areas in Durham
Claypath is a popular area for student accommodation, an area with plenty of character and plenty to offer. Claypath is in close proximity to takeaways, shops, pubs and clubs, the ideal student location. There are close a selection of ethnic restaurants in the area, with Rajpooth and Capital being highly recommended.
Elvet is also a great location for students, being one of the closest areas to the University and its facilities. The student union is just around the corner, along with a variety of pubs and eateries. Though it is an ideal area with plenty to offer, Elvet is not as student-populated as some surrounding areas – a god send for those looking to keep rent costs down.
Gilesgate is slightly more out-of-the-way but is still a popular choice for students, especially second and third years who are looking for house rentals. The walk into town takes approximately 20 minutes, with bus services and bike rides taking only 10 minutes. There is a large supermarket in close proximity, ideal for weekly shopping trips. Again, this is a good option for those on a budget.
Neville’s Cross offers some great student housing, making your money go further. Viaduct, an area popular with students, is just ten minutes away and a trip into the city centre will take just 15 minutes on foot. There are a handful of local pubs in the area, offering traditional dishes and cheap pints.
Viaduct is a firm favourite with students in Durham, with a tonne of properties available. Viaduct is in walking distance of the main railway station and a number of bars, clubs and shops all targeted by fellow students. Though prices may be higher in this area, you will definitely get more for your money; more choice and more fun.