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About Durham

About Durham

Durham is a small city in the North East of England, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral and Castle nestled within a peninsula created by the River Wear.

Image is an aerial photo of Durham by Graeme Hall provided to Durham World Heritage Site website

This page will be updated to include maps of Durham with conference venues and other relevant locations highlighted. For now you can view information on travelling to Durham, self-guided tours, and what sorts of activities are available during your down-time.

Affordable accommodation in Durham University’s Collingwood College and Grey College has been reserved (single ensuite room @ £52.50/night including breakfast), and can be requested during registration. The colleges are very close to the CES 24 conference venue, the Teaching & Learning Centre and the Capstone conference venue, the Calman Learning Centre. If you prefer to stay in private accommodation around Durham City there are a range of options including the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marriot Hotel, and Hotel Indigo, as well as budget options like Travelodge, Premier Inn, and local pubs with accommodation which can be searched for on sites such as Booking.com. Hotel Indigo, The Kingslodge Inn, and The Radisson Blu have corporate rates available during the conferences. Please email ces.2024@durham.ac.uk for more details.