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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Where to find us

Information about travelling to Durham County Record Office at County Hall, Durham.


County Hall is situated on the northern outskirts of Durham City, near the University Hospital of North Durham. It is one mile from the city centre.

County Hall, Durham City
The Record Office is on the lower ground floor of County Hall, near the main entrance.

You can download a County Hall location map to help you find the Record Office:

CountyHallLocationMap (PDF, 184kb)

Getting to County Hall

Travelling by car

Durham is just off the A1(M) and A167 and has easy links with the A19 in the east and the A68 in the west.

County Hall is north of Durham City and is well sign-posted on all main routes into the city. 

It is on the Durham to Consett road (A691) one mile north of the city centre.

If you are using sat nav the postcode is DH1 5UL.

There is a free visitor car park near the main entrance to County Hall. Overflow parking is located to the south of the County Hall site, off the southbound carriageway of the A691.

You can also use Durham City Park and Ride to get to County Hall.

Travelling by rail

County Hall is approximately 10 minutes walk from Durham railway station.

Durham is on the east coast mainline with trains direct from London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. 

For times of trains stopping at Durham, see Rail coach and air travel

Travelling by bus

Many bus services stop directly outside County Hall.

Durham bus station is one mile from County Hall and there are regular buses from the bus station to County Hall.

Express bus services from Newcastle and buses from Darlington and Middlesbrough stop outside County Hall.

Information on local buses can be found on the Traveline North East and Cumbria website.