Welcome to Visit County Durham - the tourism management agency for County Durham which works on behalf of businesses and public agencies to support the growth and development of the county's visitor economy.
Visit County Durham has strategic responsibility for tourism and performs the functions of destination management and marketing in the county.
Many others are involved in delivering a vibrant visitor economy, one organisation cannot do it alone, which is why we are a partnership.
Tourism Superstar winner!
Congratulations to Richard Darlington of Hall Hill Farm who was crowned 2017 Durham Tourism Superstar.
Have your say!
The Government is planning an Industrial Strategy and is calling for sectors to each make a case for support.
Cathedral awarded £1 million
Durham Cathedral has been awarded £1 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick start their ambitious fundraising campaign, Foundation 2020.
Future trends report published
A new report into future trends in tourism is now available as part of the Discover England Fund.
Tourism grows in Durham
Encouraging new figures measured through the Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Model (STEAM) show that in 2016, Durham welcomed 19.25 million visitors, up 3% on 2015. Visitors to the county made a total contribution to the economy of £806 million.