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living in Durham city north

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


Situated in an area of idyllic countryside, Brasside is close to both the Arnison Retail Centre and Durham city centre. It is ideally placed for access to the A1 and has excellent public transport links. We offer houses and bungalows located on a small estate, with low availability.

Framwellgate Moor

Located just two miles north of Durham city centre, Framwellgate Moor is a large village well served by a wide variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants and has transport links to Durham, Newcastle, Bishop Auckland, Middlesbrough, Crook and Darlington. Schools include Framwellgate Moor Primary School and Framwellgate School Durham. We offer a mixture of houses, bungalows and low-rise flats in the area with low availability.

Newton Hall

Newton Hall is two miles north east of Durham city centre. As well as a variety of local shops, a post office and library, the area is in walking distance of the nearby Arnison Retail Park with frequent bus links running throughout. Newton Hall Infants School, Blue Coat C of E Junior School, and St. Godric’s RC Primary School are all in the area. We offer houses, bungalows and low-rise flats here with low availability.

Pity Me

The small suburban village of Pity Me nestles between Newton Hall, Framwellgate Moor, and the A167, providing easy access to main routes to the A1 and A19. Only three miles north of Durham city centre and on the doorstep of the Arnison Retail Centre, Pity Me is an ideal commuter village. We have a small number of houses and bungalows in the village with low availability.

West Rainton

West Rainton is four miles to the east of Durham city centre. This rural village hosts a grade II listed building in the form of St Mary’s Church and is well served by local shops, a post office, pubs and restaurants. It is also home to West Rainton Primary School and public transport runs to Durham and South Shields. We have a large stock of houses and bungalows in the village with medium availability.

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