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I went to Durham with my school for a couple of days (even went out to the wonderful walkabout club) and thought it was absolutely adorable. However it seems incredibly small (no bigger than the little village my school is at at the moment) and i'm thinking surely you must get bored of such a small nightlife after 3 years? Is this the case? I'm not a huge raver myself i just think that maybe Durham is a little extreme in terms of small, but i don't know. Is the social atmosphere good enough that it doesn't really matter?

i always thought you would just go to Newcastle but my friend is at Durham and he says hes only been a few times. i suppose that must mean that the socail life in durham isnt that bad afterall.

ahhh i dont know. someone fill me in

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Well you know newcastle is accessible if durham becomes boring.
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Yeh I was under the impression that people went to Newcastle for a good night out. Not that you can't have a good night out in Durham...you could...uhh...visit the cathedral?
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I wonder what sort of reaction you going to get from people at durham, you have effectively just said "it seems that people at durham have no fun".
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I wonder what sort of reaction you going to get from people at durham, you have effectively just said "it seems that people at durham have no fun".
erm no she hasnt, she was just merely questioning if they got bored! Geez some people on this board need to chill!
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Ok to actually answer the original question...yes Durham is small but if ur with ppl u like u'll have a good time whatever happens. I have never been out in Newcastle (well I have but not from Durham, i was playing in a tournament there). There are enough places and even the Union is trying hard to get people in again. And you can't complain when you have 12+ bars all with drinks at rock bottom prices as well as all the usual local bars and pubs. There's loads of restaurants, a cinema (granted it only has 1 screen but how many films are u going to watch at a time!), a bowling alley...i think that's about it.

Phew...that was a bit of an essay...

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Yes, Durham is small, and if you're really into the whole clubbing thing, you probably won't like it. In saying that, there are people that go out to Newcastle a lot to visit the clubs there, and Durham does have more than enough bars and pubs (which, personally, I prefer). I don't find the lack of nightlife limiting, but then again the whole clubbing thing isn't really my scene.
I haven't found myself bored up here at all, and I haven't really met anyone that has had any problems in that respect. Once you get a whole load of students in one area, there's bound to be plenty to do, even if the city isn't exactly geared towards going out at night.
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I come from London... and when i think about it, Durham is small... yet there are always places to go and things to do, Ive only been to newcastle once so far (im a first year) and that was fun... but your gonna enjoy yourself whatever you do as long as your with your mates.
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Little known fact, but Durham is actually bigger than the planet Mars.

100% fact!
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Little known fact, but Durham is actually bigger than the planet Mars.

100% fact!

How??
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How??
are u referring to mars, as in some sort of town...surely you don't mean the planet..that'd be a joke gone wrong :rolleyes:
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Actually it's a physics joke! our lecturer can't pronounce "mass" properly, so it comes out sounding like "mars", so every object is considered in the centre of mars reference frame, in Minkowski spacetime, of course. It's but a small leap of twisted logic from there.

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