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25 October 2021 - 29 October 2021

1:30PM - 4:00PM

Various Undergraduate Colleges

  • Free

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Discover Durham Tours are a great way to see Durham, both the city and the university.

Discover Durham Tours

Our tours are running between Monday 25th October and Friday 29th October 2021.
The tour begins at one of our undergraduate colleges, where you will receive an introductory talk from a member of college staff, followed by a tour of the college by current students. As our tours are during term time it may not always be possible to show you a student room as they are occupied. Durham Student Ambassadors (DSA) will then show you the main University site taking in some of the sights of the city.

Tours begin at 1.30pm and last approximately two and a half hours.

These Discover Durham Tours are subject to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing regulations.

Please note that Discover Durham tours will not incorporate tours inside of individual departments. 

We expect there'll be high demand for these tours, so we think it's a good idea if  you  book your place as soon as possible. 

Please make sure you fully read the information on this webpage before booking as it contains important information about how we're delivering our tours. If you're travelling from outside the UK, please follow all government guidance surrounding travel. 

Health & Safety

Prior to your arrival, you must follow Public Health advice and not attend the venue if you're experiencing: 

  • A new persistent cough 
  • A high temperature 
  • A loss of sense of taste or smell. 

If you're attending one of our tours, we'll ask you to wear a mask when inside buildings for the following reasons (unless exempt): 

  • It protects those that haven't been vaccinated (many younger guests attending a tour won't have been vaccinated) 
  • Transmission is higher in crowded indoor areas, so wearing a mask will protect you and others 
  • Out of common courtesy to others who may be feeling uncomfortable or anxious around those without a mask. 

 We request that all our staff and ambassadors take lateral flow tests prior to supporting the tours. We'd appreciate it if our guests do the same. 

We'll keep your booking information for the purpose of track and trace. Please contact us by emailing if you test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of your tour so that we can inform other visitors. 

In Durham 

Information on parking in Durham can be found by visiting the Durham County Council websiteLimited on-street parking is available around the city. 

As we'll be doing plenty of walking and some parts of Durham are hilly, please remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  

You can find tourist information, including places to eat and drink and places to stay on the ‘This is Durham’ website.