Rating Summary

4.3 / 41 reviews
4.3 / 41 reviews
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Transport
3.9 / 41 reviews
Shopping
3.2 / 41 reviews
Nights out
3.2 / 41 reviews
Eating out
4.2 / 41 reviews
Value for money
4.0 / 41 reviews
Entertainment
3.4 / 41 reviews

Latest Reviews

Anonymous's picture
3.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

15th February 2018
Quaint, old buildings with winding cobblestone roads. Durham is scenic but can also often be slightly miserable with its bleak weather and grey atmosphere
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
2.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
1.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

29th January 2018
Everything is very cheap lovely city with lots of very attractive historic monuenents but all the shops you need
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

29th January 2018
Food is okay, not much shopping, quite boring, not much to do, but accomodation is relatively cheap, transport is good, lots of free buses
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

2nd February 2018
Nice to live close to friends and be able to walk anywhere but not the best nightlife still enjoy it all though
Transport
5.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
2.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Jonathan Dixon's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Jonathan Dixon

9th February 2018
Cheap, simple but slightly repetitive nightlife. Small city so living anywhere is a good location. Accommodation is very expensive for what you get.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
3.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

15th November 2017
Great value for money in Durham, for the size of the city, the nightlife is very good and good value for money too. It’s very handy that Newcastle is nearby but to be honest, everything that’s a necessity is easy to find in Durham itself
Transport
5.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

10th January 2018
A student city in close distance to Newcastle if you want a big night but on its own enough to focus on your degree without major distractions.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
2.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
3.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

4th January 2018
Durham is in the North. Now, this can be problematic for those used to the warmer climes of the South, but, is so close to some fantastic places: Edinburgh, Newcastle, and beautiful coastal areas!
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
1.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
1.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

15th November 2017
Most things found in town and if not Newcastle is like 15 minutes away by train. All decent high street shops and both independent and chain restaurants for a good price. Everything really near by which is great because you don't need to pay for transport. It is easier if you are part of a Bailey college for distance. Clubs are all close too.
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

15th November 2017
Mostly everything you need here. Loads of good food places both chain and independent. Not crazy expensive and everything is really close. Shopping is fine for what you need and Newcastle is only 15 minutes away. Haven't paid for transport in Durham at all yet which is fab. Only wish we had a Primark ):
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

12th February 2018
Durham is a beautiful city and ideal for students in my opinion. There are countless cafes hidden around the city and many restaurants to choose from as well. Nightlife isn’t the best and Durham is home to the worst nightclub in Europe but everyone has a soft spot for Klute regardless of its rep.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

5th March 2018
Large number of small clubs with two having free entry. Very high number of cafes included an even combination of chain and independent establishments. Some high street shops predominantly in the town centre. One small cinema with another odeon being built. Very high value for money average pint under £2
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

8th March 2018
Very much enjoy Durham as a place, although is very small but despite this there are plenty of places to go out on nights out but not much to do in the daytime due to being small.
Transport
2.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

18th February 2018
A beautiful place to study with picturesque architecture and riverside paths. Enough things to do throughout the year with events most weekends.
Transport
2.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
3.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

21st February 2018
Durham is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the country - the cathedral and chapel are magnificent, there are some very quaint pubs and some lovely hills you can climb to get stunning views. That being said, it’s very hilly (lots of walking) and obviously very cold. It’s not the place for you if you like big, bustling cities but I love it, and it’s very cheap!
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

5th March 2018
Durham is a beautiful and quiet city. It is rather quaint so perhaps not for those who want an exciting city life, there isn't great nightlife or gigs for example. However, there are decent restaurants, plenty of nice and affordable bars and pubs, and lots of beautiful walks in Durham and it's surroundings.
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
2.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

4th March 2018
The nights out are actually far better than people make out to be. The shopping is basic but actually quite boutique. There are so many cafes and just beautiful
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

9th March 2018
As a city, Durham is absolutely beautiful; it is small and very picturesque, with the cathedral at the centre of all the wonder. The clubs in Durham aren’t great, and they all close at 2am which is a bit early, but the pubs and bars are excellent. The Gala theatre is pretty good if you want to watch a movie, and there is the Durham market at the weekend which is rather good.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

8th June 2018
Durham is a small scenic city and is a lot more peaceful than big cities, but is also only a quarter of an hour away from Newcastle by train, which gives the opens up everything that Newcastle has to offer as well. Nights out are good with plenty of pubs and bars and also a few small clubs open until 2am offering a variety of music on different nights of the week. If you are looking for bigger clubs which are open later, there's always the option of going to Newcastle with buses running late into the night and the first train back at 4:30am meaning you can easily get back after a night out. There is not a very wide range of shops in the city centre, but there are a few small clothes shops, charity shops and plenty of small supermarkets. The industrial estate, just outside of the city has many large supermarkets and clothes shops, and Newcastle has even more shops to offer as the Metro centre is located here, which is a very large shopping centre. Food in Durham is very good, with many affordable restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines. As well as these restaurants there are a lot of takeaways for food after night out or if you want food delivered. There are lots of options of things to do in Durham, such as scenic walks along the river or in the historic city, there is the Castle and the Cathedral which are beautiful historic buildings, you can hire a boat out on the river and there's even a small cinema. While there are many things to do in Durham, if it's missing anything, Newcastle will surely have it. Finally, Durham is a very affordable place to live, with the cheapest pint in a college bar being only £1.70. Drinks, food, club entry are all cheaper than most other cities in the UK.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

8th August 2018
Durham is a small historic city with a large student population. There is an abundance of quaint cafes, shops and restaurants. The city is overlooked by a castle and characterised by the beautiful cathedral. Durham is more expensive than most of the North East but it is possible to find affordable food and things to do. There are lots of beautiful walks and exciting events, such as a lights festival or the miners’ gala.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review

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