Where heritage inspires new ideas

Durham is a small city to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne that carries a surprising amount of historical weight. It is a city of winding cobbled streets, boasting a prominent peninsula where the River Wear loops around the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site.


Getting here

  • Durham is 30 minutes away from Newcastle International Airport by road, which offers flights to more than 80 international destinations.
  • Durham is 3 hours from London by train.

Durham University


The city’s primary event space can be found within the historic Durham University, a top 10 UK university and world top 100. Durham Castle is one of the university's most impressive venues that offer extensive business event opportunities. The university also provides a wide range of quality accommodation from college bed and breakfast packages to state rooms. Maximum capacity for theatre style seating is 400 at the Central Lecture Theatres.

Durham University

Hardwick Hall Hotel

Hardwick Hall Hotel is located just outside of central Durham. It is well worth the short journey, with four fully equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate anywhere between 4 to 350 delegates as well as larger marquees holding up 1,500 delegates, .

Hardwick Hall Hotel
02 Jan 2020(last updated)

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