Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy

Information for Visitors to Durham

Accommodation and Food - Ideas on where to eat and where to stay if you are visiting Durham:

  • There is a free pocket guide provided by thisisDurham which includes a map of Durham City (and other useful things to see and do) - see
    Durham Pocket Guide

Food

Here is a list of Durham restaurants compiled for the 2017 What Matter(s) Around Galaxies conference.

Accommodation

Below are hotels/B&Bs that we use listed in (vaguely) descending order of price (most expensive first). It is worth talking to one of our secretaries before booking, as sometimes they can get better rates. The listed prices are a guide only and were last checked in April 2016.
Linsday Borrero Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3772, Fax:+44 (0)191 334 3645
Dorothy Jenkins Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3635, Fax:+44 (0)191 334 3645
Sabine Schindler Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3760, Fax:+44 (0)191 334 3645

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN. Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 6821 Fax: +44 (0) 191 386 0704 Email: durham.royal@marriotthotels.co.uk Web site: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/xvudm-durham-marriott-hotel-royal-county/
4 star hotel - Rooms from ~£100.00 per night (including breakfast). Ask for University rate.
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham Framwellgate Waterside Durham DH1 5TL (City centre)
Tel: +44 (0) 191 372 7200 Fax: +44 (0) 191 372 7201 Email: reservations.durham@radissonsas.com or info.durham@radissonsas.com web site: www.radissonblu.co.uk
Rates from ~£90 per night (including breakfast). Ask for University rate.
Premier Inn Durham City Centre Freeman's Place Durham DH1 1SQ (city centre - close to the Radisson Blu Hotel)
tel: 0870 850 6342 fax: +44 (0) 191 3866146 web site: www.premierinn.com (search for Durham).
room rate depends on current offers - check on-line.
Kings Lodge Hotel CURRENTLY (April 2016) CHANGING OWNERSHIP
Flass Vale Waddington Street, Durham DH1 4BQ (furthest away from both science site and castle - near station)
tel: +44 (0) 191 370 9977 web site: www.kingslodge.info

Farnley Tower The Avenue, Durham, DH1 4DX.
tel: +44 (0) 191 375 0011 fax: +44 (0) 191 383 9694 email: info@farnley-tower.co.uk - if this doesn't work try enquiries@farnley-tower.co.uk web site: http://www.farnley-tower.co.uk
Rooms from ~£65.00 per night
The Georgian Town House 10 - 11 Crossgate Durham DH1 4PS.
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 8070 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 8070 email: enquiries@georgian-townhouse.fsnet.co.uk web site: http://www.thegeorgiantownhousedurham.co.uk/
Ensuite rooms from ~£69.00 gbp per night
Castle View Guest House 4 Crossgate, Durham, DH1 4PS.
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 8852 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 8852 email: castle_view@hotmail.com web site: http://www.castle-view.co.uk
Ensuite rooms from ~£80.00 gbp per night
The Victoria Inn 86 Hallgarth Street, Durham, DH1 3AS. (closest to the science site and close to the castle)
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 5269 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 0465 web site: http://www.victoriainn-durhamcity.co.uk/
Rooms from ~£60.00 gbp per night
University Accomodation
Bed and breakfast accomodation is available at durham university, mostly out of term time, but there is some accommodation during term time. Accommodation can be booked through event durham by e-mail event@durham.ac.uk or on free phone 0800 28 99 70 It is also possible to check b & b availability on the web page bookings.travelstay.com