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Universities close to Neville's Cross


Ustinov College


Sainsbury's Local


The Duke of Wellington


Durham Station


Durham University


Ustinov College


Sainsbury's Local


The Duke of Wellington


Durham Station


Durham University


About student living in Neville's Cross


Although located slightly further out, student accommodation in Neville’s Cross is still just a fifteen-minute bus ride away from both Durham University and the city centre. Neville’s Cross is also home to Ustinov College, making it a popular student area.


Neville’s Cross student accommodation is within walking distance of both the River Wear and the River Browney, both of which are great spots for a walk after lectures. You can also venture slightly further afield to the Broompark Picnic Area, which makes a great spot to hang out with friends in the summer months.

Food and Drink

As it’s a larger area, you may have to walk a little further from student houses in Neville’s Cross to get to the pubs and restaurants, but you’ll still have plenty of great options. Head to Antico for excellent Italian options, or try Holi and Bhang for delicious Indian cuisine. Enjoy a crisp pint at The Stonebridge Inn or tuck into some traditional pub grub at The Duke of Wellington.


Student houses in Neville’s Cross are never far from something to do. Hit the courts and play a game of tennis at the Durham Archery Lawn Tennis Club. Or, unleash your competitive spirit in another way by rounding up a team and heading over to the weekly pub quiz at The Duke of Wellington.


There is a Sainsbury’s Local near student houses in Neville’s Cross where you can pick up your groceries, but if you’re looking for a more extensive shopping spree, you might have to go further afield. Luckily, the city centre is just a fifteen-minute bus journey away and has all the shopping options you could possibly want.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Neville’s Cross has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Neville’s Cross student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Neville’s Cross and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Neville's Cross

Is Neville’s Cross a student area?

Neville’s Cross is a popular student area, as it offers cheap rent while still being within a commutable distance of the university. As a result, student accommodation in Neville’s Cross is in demand every year.

Is Neville’s Cross, Durham, a good area to live?

Neville’s Cross is a great place to live as you can enjoy convenience and fun without paying in sleep or rent.

Does Durham University provide accommodation?

Durham University has seventeen colleges which offer accommodation, including one in Neville’s Cross. Students generally live in college in their first year, before moving into independent student houses in Neville’s Cross, Elvet, Durham city centre, Bailey, Claypath, and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Is Neville’s Cross, Durham, safe?

You should feel secure living in Neville’s Cross student accommodation in Durham as long as you take sensible precautions. Current and former residents report feeling generally safe whilst living in the area.

Where do most students live in Durham?

There isn’t one specific area in Durham where students stay during their time at university. Students do tend to live in Neville’s Cross student accommodation in Durham, as well as in areas like Gilesgate, Elvet, the city centre, the Bailey, Claypath, and the Viaduct.

Where is Neville’s Cross, Durham?

Neville’s Cross is an area to the west of Durham city centre, close to the Viaduct.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Neville’s Cross are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Neville’s Cross can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Neville’s Cross are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Durham.

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