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Self-Guided Tours


Durham University Tours App  

Our brand new app 'Durham University Tours' is available to download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store now! This will enable you to take self-guided tours, either in-person around the city or remotely from the comfort of your own home! The app provides a range of tours so that you have multiple options to choose from! 

Tours have audio descriptions, images and videos as well as lots of information and statistics! 

We have four audio tours available for you: 

  • General Audio Tour: where you can view some of the main areas, departments, facilities and buildings of Durham University
  • Colleges Audio Tour: where we take you on a tour of our 16 colleges for undergraduate students.
  • Discover Durham Audio Tour (Shorter Condensed Route): covers the main areas combined together in one route, including colleges, departments and general university buildings. 
  • Essential Practicalities Audio Tour: where we have highlighted the essential practicalities you might need when living in Durham. This includes healthcare, food, travel and where to buy day-to-day essential items.
  • Postgraduate Open Day Audio Tour:  Covers the main areas of the university with information for Postgraduate students, including colleges, departments and university buildings and the city.

You will also find two feature lists

  • Places to Eat and Drink in Durham: this includes 37 of our favourite places and provides you with information and website links. 
  • Things to do in Durham: this includes a list of 14 fun activities and places you might want to visit during your time in Durham!

     

    Don't forget to complete the survey at the end of your tour or by clicking on the 'Audio Tours Survey' link in the menu items. We are always working to make sure that what we offer is of the highest standard and we love to hear your feedback! 

Video Tours

Follow the links below to watch our video tours that we have created. Each one will take you around different areas of Durham and the University. Our Lower Mountjoy Video Tour and Colleges Location Video Tour use Google Maps Streetview to show you around with facts and information along the way. Our Bill Bryson Library Video Tour takes you inside to view the the largest of our 5 University libraries and our Teaching and Learning Centre Video Tour takes you inside one of our newest buildings, with its state-of-the-art facilities. Both of the videos showing the inside of buildings were produced in line with COVID-19 regulations at the time of filming. We hope you enjoy watching these videos!

Check out the videos below:

Tourist Information

Durham is a beautiful, historic city with so much to see and do. If you've never visited Durham before, then you may want some extra information about the area. We've included links to the This is Durham website and the Durham Pointers website, both of which are extremely valuable resources! 

 

  • This is Durham

    The official Durham Tourism website, This is Durham provides a range of information such as places to stay, things to do and helpful tips for planning your trip.
  • Durham Pointers

    The Durham Pointers are a group of Durham Tourist Information volunteers who are located in the Durham Market Place on set days and times. They are able to provide valuable visitor assistance and expertise about the city!

This is Durham

The official Durham Tourism website, This is Durham provides a range of information such as places to stay, things to do and helpful tips for planning your trip.

Durham Pointers

The Durham Pointers are a group of Durham Tourist Information volunteers who are located in the Durham Market Place on set days and times. They are able to provide valuable visitor assistance and expertise about the city!