Make the most of your festival experience
What to wear: We can predict a lot of things for our outdoor events; that the acts will be amazing, that the Durham settings for each of performances will be stunningly beautiful and that you’ll have a good time! The one thing we can’t predict however is the weather… This is British Summertime so you need to be prepared for wind, rain, blazing heat and hail – quite possible all on the same day!
We recommend you check the weather forecast before leaving the house and bear in mind the following tips:
• Dress in layers – including a waterproof on top. Layers are the easiest way to deal with all types of weather conditions. We don’t advise bringing umbrellas as they can block the view of those around you.
• Wear comfortable shoes – We don’t provide seats at our outdoor events so you need to be prepared to stand for long periods or bring a portable seat if you have one.
• Bring sunscreen – even if it’s raining out the August sunshine can still cause you to burn. Make sure you have some protection from the sun!
• Rehydrate regularly – Spending lots of time outdoors can lead to dehydration, make sure you top up your water levels regularly from one of the local suppliers.
Where to eat: Durham city has a whole host of restaurants, cafes, bars and take aways that provide excellent food and drink. To find out about some of them you can visit This Is Durham.
How to get to Durham City: Durham is served by excellent roads. The A1/A1(M) motorway provides, fast, easy access from the South. From the North choose from the A1 coastal route or the A68 cross-country ‘holiday route’ through Northumberland and Border Country. From the West, the A66 provides a scenic cross-Pennine route from the Lake District and M6 motorway
There also good public transport links including bus and train services into the North side of the city centre and three park and ride centres.
To find out more visit This Is Durham
Where to park:
In Durham city we recommend Walkergate or Prince Bishop’s car park. Both situated in the heart of the city centre, parking is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Access is via the roundabout linking the A690 and New Elvet Bridge.