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Looking for a new home in Bowburn?

Bowburn is one of several popular residential villages within very easy reach of Durham. A new home in this area gives you the opportunity to live just outside the city and to enjoy the best of both worlds, with the benefit of Durham's excellent amenities and services, and the beautiful countryside of the Durham Dales. For professional families, the A1(M) is the area's key commuting route, linking Newcastle upon Tyne with Darlington, Leeds and beyond.

Living in Bowburn

Travel and transport

One of the selling points of Bowburn is its convenient location for commuters. The village is right next to junction 61 of the A1(M), putting many major centres in the North East within easy commuting distance.  Newcastle, Darlington, Sunderland and Stockton-on-Tees can all be reached in around half an hour or less, while Leeds, Harrogate and York can all be reached in less than an hour and a half. The nearest mainline train station is in Durham for connections across the UK.

Local information

Bowburn has two convenience stores, a medical practice, a pharmacy, a sandwich bar, and two takeaways. For a huge range of shops, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues, you need only head up the road to the compact city of Durham. The historic cathedral and the prestigious university, bring a thriving economy to the life of the city.

Local schools

Bowburn is a relatively small village however, it does have a nursery and a primary school which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. A wider range of primary schools can be found just a couple of minutes away in the villages of Coxhoe and High Shincliffe. For older children there’s Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, rated 'Outstanding', 5.2 miles away, The Oaks Secondary School, also rated 'Outstanding', 6.5 miles away and Belmont Community School, rated 'Good', 6.3 miles away. Further qualifications can be obtained at Durham Sixth Form Centre and of course Durham University.