Medieval architecture presides over meetings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site castle that’s part of Durham University. This is one of England’s oldest universities and has a long-standing reputation for its scientific research, especially in space science and astrophysics.
Accommodation comes in the form of 13th-century castle suites with views over Palace Green to the striking cathedral – regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe.
Breakfast in the palatial Great Hall will set you up for the day in this history-packed city. Finish the day’s events with a guided tour of Durham or hikes in the surrounding countryside of the Durham Dales, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, filled with moors and picturesque villages.
Finish up with a private dinner set in the Great Hall or the more intimate Senate Room, which holds up to 60 people.