living in Durham city centre | believe housing

living in Durham city centre

Durham city is internationally recognisable. With Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle at its heart, this beautiful medieval city retains much of the original architecture.

Also a University city, Durham has a vibrant and modern culture. Surrounded by stunning countryside and within easy access of the A1, A19 and the main east coast trainline, this is a city for people with places to go and things to do.

The River Wear runs through the city centre, offering an oasis of peace by way of a charming riverside walk a mere stone’s throw away from the bustling city centre.

Well served by supermarkets, a post office, library, high street chain stores, pubs, restaurants, cafes, in and outdoor markets, as well as quirky boutique and lifestyle shops, this deceptively compact city has everything you need.

Public transport links run to all other towns and villages across the county as well as other north east cities.

Schools in the area include Durham Trinity School and Sports College, St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham Johnston School, St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, Durham School, The Chorester School, and Durham Sixth Form Centre.

our locations


Claypath is only a few minutes’ walk from Durham city centre, and is peppered with restaurants. There are excellent transport links with the A1 and A19 close by. We have a small number of flats and a very small number of houses and bungalows located on, or very close to, the main street with low availability.


Crossgate is located minutes away from the bus station and the main road through the city. This part of the city is popular with young professionals and offers several quirky pubs, restaurants and cafés. We offer low-rise flats and a small number of bungalows in this area with medium availability.


Although only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, Elvet benefits from local shops and a variety of restaurants and pubs. Quick and easy access to the A1 and A19 is a particular attraction to commuters. The area has traditional houses and bungalows within a small estate, and low-rise flats in various city streets. All have mixed availability.


Gilesgate is a large estate situated east of Durham city centre. Proximity to the A1 and A19 makes this a popular area with commuters, as well as those working and studying at the nearby university. The area is home to two retail parks as well as small local shops. We have mainly traditional houses and bungalows in the area, with some low-rise flats. All properties have mixed availability.

Gilesgate Moor

Lying east of Gilesgate is Gilesgate Moor. We offer houses and bungalows within the small estate, as well as a small number of one-bed low-rise flats. All properties have mixed availability.

Neville’s Cross

Situated just two miles from Durham city centre and at the crossroads of two major roads – A690 and A167, Neville’s Cross is well served by local shops and public transport, and is ideal for quick access to the A1 and A19. Neville’s Cross Primary School is on the doorstep and Durham Johnston School is within walking distance. We have one house and six low-rise flats in the area, all with low availability.

Sherburn Road

Sherburn Road Estate is located on the main road east out of Durham city centre. The estate is near to a large shopping area and has easy access to the A1. We offer a variety of houses with low availability and bungalows and flats with high availability.

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