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Dominated by historic university buildings, cobbled streets and an impressive cathedral, Durham looks like a picture-postcard English city. But, there’s much more to it than just its quaint looks. With a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, plenty of cultural activities, good schools and industries and easy access to Newcastle and further afield, it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to call Durham home.

Buying a house in Durham

A compact, walkable city with good transport links to outlying villages, towns and cities, Durham is surrounded by beautiful green spaces and is just a short journey to the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Persimmon offers a range of new build homes near the city centre and in the surrounding suburbs and villages, so you can choose the location that fits your lifestyle.

So, if you’re a first-time buyer who wants to be close to the action or start a family in peace and tranquillity within easy reach of Durham’s facilities, Persimmon has the home for you.

Living in Durham

The best of both worlds

Author Bill Bryson described Durham as ‘A perfect little city’, signifying one of its big advantages - its compact size. Offering you the amenities of a city and the community feel of a town, a new house in Durham will feel like a home. With a range of retail parks and shopping centres, schools and a hospital in the city, everything you’ll need will be on the doorstep of your new build home.

Links to the rest of the country

Nearby Newcastle upon Tyne is the largest city in close proximity and just a thirty-minute drive or around ten minutes by train, it couldn’t be more accessible. The A1 offers a direct link to Leeds and London. There are also great rail connections to the rest of the country, including a direct service to London in just under 3 hours.

Easy access to nature

The city is surrounded by outstanding countryside. A short distance from the city are the Dales, featuring moorlands, hills and mountains, and Durham Wildlife Trust manages 50 nature reserves around the county, making it easy to get out into nature. 

A new house in Durham gives you access to these stunning outdoor spaces and helps to make that balance of an active, healthy lifestyle easier.

Our developments in Durham

Persimmon has developments across County Durham. With a range of houses available, browse our available properties today to find your home, or get in touch if you’d like to find out more.


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