Durham University St Aidans College

Academic, Durham
  • No. of meeting rooms: 1
  • Meeting room max capacity: 180
  • No. of Bedrooms: 92
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The College is set in landscaped gardens which overlook the Cathedral. We have our own purpose-built conference suite, The Lindisfarne Centre, in addition to many seminar rooms within the main college.

St. Aidan’s College was originally founded as a women’s college, but became co-educational in 1981.
The College overlooks Durham City and its Norman Castle and Cathedral which together create a World Heritage Site.

St. Aidan’s was designed by the renowned architect, Sir Basil Spence (creator of Coventry Cathedral). It is a modern design on repeated themes of curves and arches.

The College is built as an oval, around landscaped gardens. It has its own all-weather sports court and is adjacent to a golf course.

The area is ideally situated for visiting a wide range of attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall. Lindisfarne Priory, Beamish Museum, the Metro Centre, Weardale and Teesdale.


St. Aidan’s College has large conference and meeting rooms and a purpose built conference centre.

Our seminar rooms are well equipped and versatile, accommodating from 10-180 delegates.Our accommodation comprises both en-suite and standard rooms

Dining facilities are excellent, with an innovative chef and an extensive wine cellar. We offer formal dinners and buffet lunches. Also available are packed lunches, afternoon teas and our clients are always delighted with our coffee and scones with jam and cream instead of the usual coffee and biscuits.

There is on-site parking for up to 80 cars. Additional spaces are available within two minutes walking distance.

Suite Name Capacity (people) Dimensions(m)
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape Rec. H L W A
Lindisfarne Centre 180
Our seminar rooms are well equipped and versatile, accommodating from 10-180 delegates.



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