The historic city of Durham is rich in culture, both past and present. With the famous Norman cathedral, crowned ‘Britain’s Best Loved Building’ and 11th century castle, there is plenty to explore right on your doorstep. With both indoor and regular outdoor markets, as well as plenty of independent shops, boutiques and local businesses, you’re sure to find everything you need in the city.
The River Wear also flows through the centre of Durham, adding to the picturesque scenery with woodland areas and the iconic cathedral visible from miles around. With several bridges and narrow, winding medieval streets you will be able to enjoy simply walking around this beautiful city. There is also VisitEngland’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012 – Beamish: the Living Museum of the North near by which is a superb day out with seasonal activities all year round.
Durham University is said to be the third oldest in the country after Oxford and Cambridge, with a worldwide reputation for excellent education. Durham is also famous for sport and holds the annual regatta which dates back to 1832.
The Gateshead Quayside area boasts some of the most recognisable features of the Newcastle Gateshead scenery. These include the iconic, modern build of The Sage Music and Arts Centre, alongside the imposing structure of the restored flour mill housing the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Both of these buildings sit alongside the famous Millennium Bridge, often known as the Blinking Eye bridge due to its fantastic shape and tilting function, one of seven bridges crossing the River Tyne.
There is also the newly developed Trinity Square complex nearby, offering restaurants, shops, gym, cinema and a 24hour supermarket. And don’t forget, Newcastle City Centre is still only a 10 minute walk away!
Two of our prime locations in this area include Gateshead Railway Club and Half Moon. They are located within the Bridges Quarter, surrounded by independent cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants. Both buildings are a 30 second walk from the Tyne Bridge, therefore you're in the Newcastle city centre or on the Quayside in minutes.
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The upmarket, sophisticated areas of both Jesmond and Sandyford have always been very popular with students.
Jesmond offers a superb selection of fashion boutiques, fine dining restaurants and cocktail bars to give you the chance to let your hair down in style. Osborne Road has a great social scene, perfect for a few drinks to start your night out. With the lively atmosphere and mix of bars close together, it’s obvious why it has such a good reputation with both locals and students alike. A great alternative to the clubs and bars of the city centre.
Sandyford is a hub of local businesses and shops including beauty salons, hairdressers, a sandwich deli, a fish and chip shop and even a local coffee roastery to get your caffeine fix. There are also several great restaurants in this area including Mascalzone, named one of the best Italians in Newcastle!
There is a great mix of student accommodation options in Sandyford and Jesmond, including houses with up to 9 beds so you can live with all of your friends together. Of course there are also 2 and 3 bed flats if you prefer a smaller household.
If you’d love to live in the heart of the Toon, we’ve got it covered. With a wide range of shops, restaurants, music venues and bars on your doorstep, we’re sure you’ll enjoy living in the friendliest region in the UK.
Our city centre properties including everything from one bed apartments for your very own personal space to five bed penthouse flats that take in the spectacular views over Newcastle.
Three of our prime locations within the city centre include: Rialto and Waterloo House.
The Ouseburn and neighbouring Shieldfield areas are becoming increasingly well known for their great atmosphere as a hub of culture and creativity.
With an excellent sense of community as well as an unbeatable mix of bars, music venues, cafés, artist studios and local businesses, this vibrant area has something for everyone. Ouseburn even has its own inner city farm and stables so you can see creatures both great and small right in the heart of Newcastle.
Ouseburn is popular with students due to its innovative festivals, events and eclectic style, as well as being close to both universities and city centre amenities. With a number of suitable developments in this area, you’ll be at the centre of the student scene.
The Globe properties are all finished to a high standard, with large, modern kitchen and living areas in a contemporary style.
42 studio apartments located in the vibrant area of Ouseburn, brand new and finished to a high specification.
Time after time Newcastle has been voted the best student city in the UK and you can see why. One in six people in Newcastle is a student, helping create the renowned nightlife and the city’s vibrant social scene.
At Exchange Residential we know the most important decision about searching for your new home is the location. Most Newcastle University students live in Jesmond, city centre, Sandyford or Shieldfield.Learn More
If you’ve recently graduated, or you’re a couple or a group of working friends looking for a great home we’ve got something to suit you.
Whether you’re looking to live in the leafy suburbs of Jesmond, Heaton, Sandyford, or right in the action in Newcastle city centre or the thriving Gateshead Quayside, we have a great selection of properties in all these locations.Learn More
Newcastle was recently voted the happiest place to live in the UK, because of its people, pride, food, generosity and culture and over 35,000 Northumbria University students have chosen to make the city their home.
Northumbria University is located on the east of Newcastle’s compact city centre. Popular locations for Northumbria University students to live include Heaton, Jesmond, Sandyford, Shieldfield, Ouseburn and the city centre.Learn More