Industry News

Search for a superstar

Visit County Durham has launched a new search for Durham Tourism Superstar for 2017/18.

Published: 18 April 2017


Three in a row for Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has been crowned the UK’s most popular cathedral, its third national accolade in just two months.

Published: 18 April 2017


Silver Swan glides back

The iconic Silver Swan musical automaton has returned to The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and is back on show alongside a portrait of its inventor, John Joseph Merlin.

Published: 18 April 2017


Campaign invites visitors

A new national marketing campaign by Visit County Durham aims to draw even more visitors to the county to step back in time and experience our fascinating heritage.

Published: 18 April 2017


Durham Light Infantry Gallery opens

Visitors to Durham City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site can now explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry at a new, free gallery which opened this month.

Published: 20 March 2017


Accolade for Durham businesses

Two Durham businesses have been short-listed in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017.

Published: 20 March 2017


Tourism Superstar in running for national prize

Durham Tourism Superstar winner Alan Anderson has been shortlisted for a national tourism prize.  

Published: 20 March 2017


EAFRD Funding Available NOW

£9.7m in grant funding available for rural businesses through the Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme.

Published: 27 January 2017


Experience Durham for yourself

If you would like to visit Durham on any of these themes, Visit County Durham welcomes press trip enquiries from interested media.

Published: 25 January 2017


Record visitor numbers for Beamish

Beamish Museum welcomed a record-breaking 747,651 visitors last year – up by 11%.

Published: 25 January 2017


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National heritage campaign underway

National heritage campaign underway

A national campaign is underway to promote the county as a place to visit to a national audience.

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Published: 2017-04-19


New Food and Drink Guide published

New Food and Drink Guide published

The new Food and Drink Guide for the county has been finalised.

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Published: 2017-04-19


Updated Pink Book now available

Updated Pink Book now available

VisitEngland has today launched the latest version of The Pink Book

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Published: 2017-04-19


UK retains fifth place in travel competitiveness ranking

UK retains fifth place in travel competitiveness ranking

The UK has retained fifth place in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index despite fears of the possible negative impacts of Britain exiting the EU.

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Published: 2017-04-12


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