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8 great things to do in Durham

By FreshSocial 02 Jun 2017

This city is small but has a LOT to offer, and is easily one of the prettiest cities in the UK!

Durham is an ideal place for students, so get out and explore...

Here are 8 great things you can do in Durham:

  1. Enjoy the great outdoors
    When the sun decides to shine, Durham is a beautiful place to enjoy it. Get a group of friends together and make the most of it, just pray it doesn't rain...
    Where? River Wear, Botanic GardensWharton Park

  2. Fancy some shopping?
    Once your loan drops you've got to spend it somehow, right? Just don't go too mad. Durham has some great places for shopping whether you want the big high street names or some trendy independent stores.
    Where? Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, The RiverwalkMarket Hall
  3. Go sightseeing
    You've got a choice of historic sights you can visit while in Durham and make sure you do - the place is overflowing with history and beauty!
    Where? Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, Marquess of Londonderry Statue

  4. Time for something to eat...
    In Durham, you'll find some independent and chain restaurants on every corner so you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding where you and your mates should go. Nom nom nom!
    Where? Walkergate Complex, Fat BuddhaTango KGB
  5. Grab yourself a drink
    Durham has a lot of students so it's only right they offer a lot of different spots where you can let your hair down and have fun! If you head to Elvet Bridge, there are some great bars next to the river too.
    Where? The Swan & Three Cygnets, FabiosWiff Waff

  6. Check out a show
    For a night of music, singing and dancing - Durham has more than enough to offer you. No matter what you're into, you will find something right up your street.
    Where? 
    The Old Cinema LaundretteGala Theatre
  7. Visit a museum
    Living in a city full of history and culture means you've got a choice of museums to visit. Plus, you'll get discounted entry with your student card, winner!
    Where? Beamish, Oriental MuseumDurham Museum & Heritage Centre

  8. Watch sport
    If you're a huge sports fan or just want to experience something new, Durham is definitely the place to be! With lots of different sports teams and fans to go with them, you'll always have a great experience here.
    Where? Emirates Riverside StadiumSedgefield Racecourse

No matter what you decide to get up to in Durham, check out our student accommodation Chapel Heights and make the most of your time here! It comes complete with its own gym, cinema, amazing chill-out social space and great bedrooms/studios. Don't believe us? See for yourself...

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