Today, Durham also has its own university hospital with links to the university of Newcastle, providing undergraduate teaching to medical students in their latter course years. Hence Durham could be Britain’s answer to Silicon Valley for medical science.
Not surprisingly the main industries in Durham also centre around software and biosciences. Over 40% of the city’s workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.
Durham is the administrative centre for the county and with 60,000 residents it amounts to ten percent of the entire counties population hence most days we have removals Durham or one of its towns.
Durham is adjacent to the A1m motorway and A167 or A690 trunk roads and only 3 hours from London King’s Cross by train, also with other rail links to Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and the rest of the UK.