Surrounded by beautiful and tranquil woodland the Collingwood offers all the essential amenities for a stay in Durham.


Collingwood College is one of the most modern of all Durham University’s colleges. The high standard of accommodation includes 200 bedrooms with full ensuite facilites: private shower, toilet and hand basin, built-in wardrobe, tea/coffee making facilities and radio alarm clocks. Sixteen of these ensuite rooms are twin occupancy and a further nine are adapted for wheelchair users.

All rooms have bed linen (duvets) and towels provided in all rooms. The rooms are serviced daily and the price includes a full English Breakfast.

For guests requiring easy access, ground floor ensuite rooms are available on request. Please make a note in the "Additional information" section of the booking form. 

Accommodation is available during University vacations, which are around Easter and throughout July, August and September. Subject to availability. 

History to the present day

Collingwood opened its doors in 1973 and was set up as Durham’s first mixed college. It also saw itself, from the very beginning, as very informal – it didn’t have gowns, or graces, and relations between students and staff were always very warm.

In 1992, Collingwood doubled its size. It built a series of new wings with spacious ensuite rooms around a croquet-lawn and amphitheatre.

Food and Drinks

The rates include a full English breakfast served between 8am and 9am in the College Dining Hall.

The college bar is generally open most evenings from 6 to 11pm. Check at receptions for opening times.

Grounds and gardens

The College grounds have a meadow, a croquet lawn, a BBQ area and an all weather tennis court/5 a side pitch.

Guests can also relax in the beautiful surrounding woodland and adjacent Botanical Garden or take a stroll down the hill and along the banks of the River Wear into the heart of Durham City.

Other facilities

Wi-Fi access is available in the bar and Junior Common Room (ask at reception for a login and password).


Disabled access available

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Tennis court

Woodland walks

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks

Cooked breakfast (included)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Golf course (walking distance)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Collingwood College, Durham - Reviews


Based on 112 reviews
Service 4.2
Rooms 3.9
Food 4.4
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.2

Had a great week here. Great staff, nice environment - totally recommend it. Just hand out more shampoo!
Mr stephen o

great experience. Man on reception was extremely welcoming and helpful in directing me around Durham.
Ms Kay T

I hope we'll be back.
Mr John S

Will definitely use this service again.
Mr Raymond P

Room was capacious, very comfortable beds, lovely fresh towels and toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Disappointed that there wasn't a bath .
Dr Beng Huat S

Superb value, a credit to the college, University and all concerned
Mr Brian B

Excellent, friendly staff. Is was good to be able to park a car on the premises.
Dr Martin O

The rom was very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast was amazing. They cater for everyone's choice. I would recomend it to anyone and would come again.
Miss Gillian B

Our trip to Durham was most enjoyable, helped, in no small part, by the staff and accommodation at Collingwood.
Mrs Susan C

A friendly welcome from the porter and an ideal place for one night's B&B.
Ms Jane E

Arrival Info

Address: Collingwood College, South Road, Durham, County Durham, DurhamDH1 3LT, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2pm Check out: By 10am Luggage can be stored if required.

On arrival please report to the Reception, which is manned 24 hours per day.

If you are arriving by car the college has 130 car parking spaces, however these are used by college staff and other guests - so are subject to availability. A turning circle at the entrance available for guests' easy access. There is a Park and Ride car park located approximately 5 minutes walk from the college.

Collingwood College is a 5 minute taxi ride (about £4) from Durham Station. All the taxi drivers know the college, so you won't need to give them directions. Alternatively, if you're carrying light luggage, the walk from the station through town is picturesque and will take about 30 minutes. There is a tourist map on the platform.