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Area and Local Amenities

You may already know what you’re looking for – an apartment, cosy flat or a large house near the river - but perhaps you aren’t sure what different areas in Durham have to offer.

JW Wood team of property  expert’s will advise you on what area of our beautiful city might suit you according to your requirements, and our inside, local knowledge will enable us to answer any questions you might have.

So whether you want to know which areas are best for transport links, what the local nightlife is like, or the areas if you’re on a budget but still want good quality, get in touch today and we can help you start your search for your perfect home.

Unlike most other student lettings agencies in Durham JW Wood hand pick the most desirable properties and only work alongside selected reputable landlords, lastly JW Wood do not and never will charge you a let fee.

Viaduct

Viaduct

You can’t miss it!! Once the largest bridge in Europe however now closed this stunning piece of grade II* listed architecture opens up the gates to what is locally known as ‘the party zone’ ,its buzzing atmosphere, eclectic mix of people and varied nightlife the viaduct is always in high demand. Within easy walking distance of the science site, library, DSU and the city centre properties in and around the viaduct do not stay about for long!

Claypath

Claypath

Claypath is one of the oldest and most historic roads within the City, the medieval route for both pilgrims on their way to the cathedral and merchants selling their wares in the market place. Fast forward several years and the rich history is still preserved and visible however it now offers great value for money and everything you could need on your doorstep. Close to the Love shack & Millennium square and on the door step for St Hild and St Bede.

Elvet & Bailey

Elvet & Bailey

Elvet and The Bailey - if you want to live in these locations you need to be QUICK! One of the most sought after in the City. JW Wood Students have some of the most desirable yet affordable properties in this area.
With a story behind every door this part of the city is steeped in history with its stunning cobbled streets leading to the Cathedral itself. Located in the heart of the city centre and only five minutes’ walk from the Peninsula Colleges.

Gilesgate

Gilesgate

Gilesgate, a popular location with students of Durham University due to its close proximity to shops, Durham city centre and the University colleges

Gilesgate offers a home from home feel with the area being a great mix of both students and local’s offering a unique ‘local community feel’. Residents at benefit from having shops and places to eat on their doorstep as well as living in one of Durhams most historical areas.

Gilegate offers affordable student living for those wanting to embrace all Durham has to offer

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