Durham is unlike any other university due to its beautiful and tranquil location. Its departments are spread throughout the small city, often housed in historical buildings, allowing you to marvel at the wonderful place you have come to call home. The cathedral's splendor is visible from far away, allowing you to feel constantly connected to history as you wander along the Bailey, hike through the woods to the surrounding hills, or sip on drinks as a boat drifts down the river. There are myriad coffee shops to spend an afternoon studying in the warmth, sipping coffee as you glimpse students bundled up against the cold outside. Whilst there are few clubs, Durham is not without its options, although it's restaurants are where it really impresses. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of Hotel Indigo's restaurant, relax downstairs in the soft ambience of the Cellar Door's many candles, or travel further East cloaked by Zen's cherry blossom tree. For those who are more focused on nightlife, take the ten minute train to Newcastle, or the hour long train to Edinburgh, and find a whole new place to explore. You won't be disappointed by studying in Durham.