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Durham University
Andrea Cairns
0800 289970
General Information
Durham's facilities include the medieval Durham Castle which along with the Cathedral is a World Heritage Site. Other local attractions include the Oriental Museum, Old Fulling Mill and Botanic Garden, Gala Theatre & Beamish Museum. Durham is an excellent centre for exploring the North Pennines, Dales and the Northumbria Region.
Location & Access
The University has Colleges in and adjacent to the historic city centre with access to A1(M) and air, sea and rail links. We have on site parking for 1010 cars and 39 coaches.
Group Accommodation
Durham University has 4400 bedrooms including 1500 en-suite, and all rooms have washbasins. The accommodation is up to English Tourism Council Four Diamond standard and the staff are Welcome Host trained. College dining facilities are available in historic and modern settings for up to 350, plus there are a variety of adjacent bars. Leisure facilities include tennis, badminton, games and snooker rooms. Golf can also be arranged locally.
Meetings (Vacation-Time)
Durham University boasts 10 colleges which together form an extensive range of facilities for conferencing, banqueting and accommodation. Some of our colleges offer modern technology and facilities, whist others offer beautiful, unique and historic settings. Private dining facilities for both intimate or banqueting events for up to 350, purpose built conference facilities for up to 180, lecture theatres for up to 440.
Short Breaks
We can also provide facilities for short breaks, so for more information and to request literature please use the above contact details. You can also click on the ‘short break’ section of for a list of venues that offer an on-line booking service, so you can check availability and reserve rooms as required.
Meetings (Any-Time)
Day conferencing is available at Durham University all year round, for up to 180 delegates, theatre style. Venues range from Durham’s medieval Castle to a modern purpose-built conference centre, all this in one of Britain’s most historic and beautiful cities.
Vacation Dates
2007 Summer 23 June - 29 September
2007 Christmas 13 December - 13 January
2008 Easter 15 March - 20 April
2008 Summer 21 June - 4 October
2008 Christmas 18 December - 18 January
Facilities Any-time Vacation-time
Meeting Capacity 180 330
Dining Seated 65 350
Dining Buffet 100 350
En-suite Beds 9 1500
Standard Beds 0 2900
Rates (inc VAT) from Any-time Vacation-time
Day Delegate Rate £28.50 £28.50
24 Hour Rate N/A £64.00
Groups (B&B; Rate) N/A On Request
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