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Durham Location

The city of Durham lies to the south of Newcastle in the north-east of England Durham is easily accessible by road and rail.

Air: Newcastle & Teesside Airports are 30 minutes' drive from Durham.

Rail: On the main London - Scotland line. London under 3 hours.

Edinburgh - 2 hours. National Rail Enquiries, Tel: 08457 48 49 50, website:

Road: Durham lies on the A1(M) between London and Edinburgh.

City of Durham tourism website.

Durham City Council leisure and recreation website.

Residential accommodation at the conference will be in Collingwood College where car parking is freely available. A taxi from Durham railway station to the College during daytime hours should cost less than £10.00.

Overseas delegates arriving at London airports should go to Kings Cross Station (which is served by several Underground lines) and then take a train to Durham.

For people arriving at Newcastle airport, there is a metro service to Newcastle railway station at approximately 15 minute intervals during daytime hours. Trains from Newcastle to Durham are frequent and you would normally not have to wait more than an hour. You can access the train timetable at