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Durham Castle Accommodation

In a few weeks time I will be coming to Durham to study physics. My college is University (Castle) and my accommodation is within the castle itself. My accommodation is a single room with shared bathroom facilities. It would be helpful If anybody has any experience with this kind of accommodation and can tell me what kind of items I will probably need to bring me for to this room. Furthermore, are there shared kitchen facilities within the castle itself?
Original post by Vëon
In a few weeks time I will be coming to Durham to study physics. My college is University (Castle) and my accommodation is within the castle itself. My accommodation is a single room with shared bathroom facilities. It would be helpful If anybody has any experience with this kind of accommodation and can tell me what kind of items I will probably need to bring me for to this room. Furthermore, are there shared kitchen facilities within the castle itself?


Hi there

Are you sure it's a single room within the Castle walls? First-year students only get a shared room within the Castle (although I'm not sure if that's changed), so I would suggest that you confirm the location. I doubt there would be anything super specific to this room that you'd have to bring but here's a list of some general stuff that students are advised to bring:

https://sites.durham.ac.uk/smcjcr/freshers/things-to-bring/
https://studentblog.webspace.durham.ac.uk/what-to-pack-and-what-not-to-pack/
https://www.durhamisc.com/blog/things-to-bring-to-university-that-no-one-tells-you-about
https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/student-life/starting-university-or-college/list-absolutely-everything-you-need-take-university-or-college

As for shared kitchens, there are small kitchens in the Castle but they do not have hobs. Each will only have a toaster, fridge/freezer, kettle and microwave. However, there is a kitchen with hobs in the Owengate building.

-Himieka
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My room is actually in Moatside.
Original post by Vëon
My room is actually in Moatside.


Everyone had their accommodation block confirmed today. I initially believed my room would be in castle walls due to the email sent earlier. This is good though as it means I won't have to move everything out.

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