Durham uni’s cultural hotspots, rated and slated by the good people of TripAdvisor
More savage than any group chat
Whilst it would seem that Durham is a place adored by students, locals and tourists alike, we took to TripAdvisor to investigate what the people of the internet are really saying.
Starting with the most important attractions, of course, is the review of the Cathedral. Despite its stunning architecture and historic past, there seemed to be more gripping issues that left visitors unsatisfied.
There's no secret skill needed to identify a Castle student… it won't take long for them to proudly tell you. Sorry, Castle dwellers, but Doug has just voiced what we've all been thinking – you're basically living in a 'tatty old house'.
Durham River Walk
Considered one Durham's more beautiful walking spots, nothing quite beats a picturesque stroll along the banks of the River Wear – ah – except a walk along the banks of the River Cam. Classic.
Apparently this patch of grass is the eighth best thing to do in Durham. Who knew!
The Botanic Gardens
An insightful review.
Now, Market Square is hardly anyone's top hangout, but it's certainly a useful meeting place. Tell the drunk people trying to climb the statue at 3am post-Lloyds that it's just a 'monumental lump' and see what happens
Turns out it's all in the punctuation with this one. You never do know if you're going to have a 'klute!' or a 'Kulte.' kinda night.
Despite the fact that there's probably some truth in this review, it isn't going to stop me waiting an hour for my avocado toast
Lloyds gets a better review than Castle and tbh I'm ok with that.
The whopping 78,483 reviews about Durham clearly show it's a much visited place, but the quality of cake and the hunger of the fish better be addressed soon if Durham wants to fare better on TripAdvisor in future.