By Théo Burman
Durham City ranked 14th in a list of the most tagged cities in university-related publications.
Research conducted by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh analyzed the total number of hashtags featuring each university in England, Scotland and Wales via Instagram data.
More than 71,600 Instagram posts featured Durham, many of which focused on the city’s main attraction, the Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the surrounding area of Bailey.
Topping the list were London, with almost half a million tags, followed by Oxford and Cambridge, with around 400,000 and 200,000 respectively. Newcastle came fourth with over 193,000 tags, making it the l highest ranked northern university on the list, followed by Durham. Sunderland followed, finishing 26th with 34,152.
One of Durham’s most popular photography sites remains the World Heritage Site, consisting of the Cathedral, Castle, and several other buildings surrounding the Palace Green. It was officially recognized by UNESCO in 1986.
Newer buildings have also entered the Durham repertoire, including the Teaching and Learning Center on the Lower Mountjoy campus. Earlier this year he received the RIBA National Award and the North East Award for 2021.
Image: James Tillotson