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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


Barclays Bank

6 Market Pl, Durham DH1 3NB, UK – 0345 734 5345

Although the staff has been replaced by machines there were still 3 staff members that were available to help out with using these machines, however they are straight forward to use anyway... I went in to authorise my online banking and was in and out in 5-10 minutes with no problems at all. Staff were extremely helpful.

Brilliant service (and Product) from Susan Hetherington.


1 Saddler St, Durham DH1 3NR, UK – 0345 740 4404

I've never had any issues with them, and I've banked there for over three years now. Unsure why everyone else is giving them low scores.

With the earlier feedbacks and overall scroe of 1.5 in mind, I was bit skeptic while visiting this branch..but within few minutes it was over. Rapid , methodical and very helpful service, I'd like to mention David's Name.


12 Market Pl, Durham DH1 3NG, UK – 0345 788 8444

Had appointment to close account to be told it had to be done over the phone anyway because it was a weekend. At least they got me straight through to the right person on the phone

A new express banking system has been installed, it makes for very fast and efficient banking. Staff are extremely helpful.

Building Societies


9 Market Place, Durham DH1 3PN, UK – 0800 554 0814

The team are great- just switched from Santander after speaking to John the manager, having been recommended we earned £200! Been a customer with mortgage for years and they're always brilliant especially in Durham

Staff always very helpful and pleasant, nothing is ever too much bother.

Leeds Building Society

9 North Rd, Durham DH1 4SH, UK – 0191 384 0561

Newcastle Building Society

73/75 Saddler St, Durham DH1 3NP, UK – 0191 384 3182

Local Chambers of Commerce for DH1 5BG. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for DH1. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Durham area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Durham and DH1 5BG with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Framwellgate Dental Surgery

20-21 Front St, Durham DH1 5EJ, UK – 0191 386 9436

I have used this dental surgery for several years and always found the care to be excellent. The dentists and staff are friendly and conscientious.

Excellent professional dental care.

Claypath Dental Practice

71 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT, UK – 0191 386 5375

Friendly staff dentist explained everything allayed any fears highly recommend

Everything was excellent from the staff, to the dentist and the treatment. Recommended.

Elvet Dental Practice

18 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL, UK – 0191 384 8231

Elvet Dental Practice provides NHS dental care for both children and adults. Emergency appointments available & currently registering new patients.

Dr E E Osborne - Dunelm Medical Practice

Gilesgate Medical Centre, Sunderland Rd, Glue Garth, Durham DH1 2QQ, UK – 0191 386 4242

Good staffs

Dunelm Medical Practice

50 Front St, Durham DH1 5BL, UK – 0191 386 6044

Have been absolutely on the ball in the care of myself and my family. Organised, polite, approachable and rigorous in their care.

Friendly receptionist and patient and good doctors

Dr Caroline Jeffery

Cheveley Park Medical Centre, The Links, Durham DH1 2UW, UK – 0191 386 4285

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

University Hospital of North Durham

North Rd, Durham DH1 5TW, UK – 0191 333 2333

Admitted to Ambulatory Care today, brilliant experience and I’m a nurse so can Judge well. Everyone was incredibly professional, caring and 10 out of 10 for swift action. I had every investigation, three trips for different scans to XRay, all in one day. Thank you so much x

My daughter was born here this month (Jan 2018) the staff have been amazing. Couldn't be happier.

Lanchester Road Hospital

Lanchester Road, Durham DH1 5RD, UK – 0191 441 5700

Very friendly and helpful Wheelchair was available exactly when expected Thanks to all involved

Nice looking modern hospital friendly staff

Claypath Medical Centre

26 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QW, UK – 0191 374 6888

Would like to say how great Tracy is at Claypath! Very knowledgable, didn't feel rushed and she was happy to answer any questions.

Always try their best to accommodate under immense pressure

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for DH1 5BG.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for DH1 5BG
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St Johns Church Nevilles Cross

Crossgate Peth, Nevilles Cross, Durham DH1 4DU, UK – 0191 384 2433

Not obvious, but nice historical landmark

Saint Mary Magdalene

Broomside Ln, Durham DH1 2QW, UK – 0191 386 7224

Nice church with a great church hall.

St. Giles Church

Gilesgate, Durham, Durham, DH1 1QQ, Church Ln, Durham DH1 1QQ, UK – 0191 384 2452

It is nice and calming and can south your stress

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Durham. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Durham Metals

14-15 Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX, UK – 0191 386 0622

I felt that I got a good price for what I had . good service,no waiting around quick and easy.i would recommend to anyone.

MGL Group

Rennys Lane, Durham DH1 2RS, UK – 0191 383 9900

They are great people who are really nice and they get the job done

Date of Project: January to November 2008 Value: £2.2million Works included: Groundworks, Foundations, Concrete Slab, Steel Frame Building, Surfacing, Drainage Work completed safely, without accidents, on budget, on time, The construction of the new Dunes Adventure Island Leisure facility at Sea Road South Shields, was a challenging build project, as the existing Dunes Bowl and Dunes Amusements remained open to the public throughout the 48 week development. MGL Group Project Manager Don Williams coordinated the build and managed to re configure the car park to accommodate the new building and create extra parking spaces. Great communication on all levels delivered a first class job, on time and on budget.

Household Waste Recycling Centre

Potterhouse Ln, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5RL, UK – 0300 026 1000

Well organised clear signposting of skips. Staff are helpful. Easy to recycle

As these places go it is ok - there are better ones and worse ones!

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Durham

Nando's Durham

Walkergate, Durham DH1 1SQ, UK – 0191 384 5424

Always lush food and the service is ace aswell..

Nice and comfortable place for families. The service was quick and the food OK.

Pizza Express

64 Saddler St, Durham DH1 3PG, UK – 0191 383 2661

Excellent experience. Came with the family and ordered two pizzas for 4 of us. One pizza was sufficient for two people. Waiting for pizza was only 10 minutes. Recommended.

Amazing food. Such funny entertaining staff and food tastes so good for a reasonable price aswel. It's fair to say that it's much better than Ask Italian.

Akarsu Turkish Restaurant & Grill

32 A Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RD, UK – 0191 383 0292

Very good food. Good service. Good price. Very small but good for a meal. Would recommend highly.

I was really excited to go here after reading the great reviews! We were crammed into a really small table, which made me feel uncomfortable. We had a mixed hot mezze for starters which was lovely! My partner had the lamb shank, which he loved but I had a chicken dish, which was mostly made up of soggy bread. It was alright but lacked flavour and excitement. I thought it was overpriced for what we got. A bit meh to be honest.

Nursery and Preschools

Stepping Stones Nursery Ltd

The Cross Gate Centre/Alexandra Cr, Durham DH1 4HF, UK – 0191 384 3471

Lovely, friendly nursery, that nurtures the children and provides a real home from home environment. Staff are fantastic.

Yellow Wellies Day Nursery

Avenue House, North Rd, Durham DH1 4SG, UK – 0191 384 1444

Rated outstanding. By Ofsted

Clever Clogs Day Nurseries

New Ferens Park, Ferens Park, Durham DH1 1GG, UK – 0191 384 3610

Had two children go here from babies to school. Great staff and great setting.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Durham High School for Girls

Farewell Hall, South Rd, Durham DH1 3TB, UK – 0191 384 3226

My daughter has attended this school for 5 years and I have been very impressed by the level of care shown to all girls in the school. The staff will go over and above the average to help girls in need either with school work or over personal issues. There is a warmth and security in the school environment in which girls thrive and can develop their own personalities without fear of ridicule. Many opportunities are open to the girls including foreign trips, Duke of Edinburgh, Charitable work, sport, cooking, debating etc. There exists a range of bursaries so girls from all different economic backgrounds can attend. I rate this school very highly.

Belmont Community School

Buckinghamshire Rd, Belmont, Durham DH1 2QP, UK – 0191 386 5715

The teachers are wonderful and it is a lively and carming place to learn

the school is all right but kids smoking,swearing in the streets and littering needs to stop .

Framwellgate School Durham

Newton Dr, Durham DH1 5BQ, UK – 0191 386 6628

comprehensive school

Public & Preparatory Schools

Durham School

Quarryheads Ln, Durham DH1 4SZ, UK – 0191 386 4783

Great atmosphere, and a very beautiful setting. Lots of school pride and teamwork amongst students, who are also very polite and hard working.

It is a brilliant school!

The Chorister School

The College, Durham, DH1 3EL, Durham DH1 3EL, UK – 0191 384 2935

It was the best thing I have done in my life

Bow Durham School

South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS, UK – 0191 384 8233

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Local social service agencies for DH1 5BG with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for DH1 5BG with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for DH1 5BG, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for DH1 5BG with contact details and location maps

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