Industry News

Million milestone

Visit County Durham’s official visitor website has achieved a significant milestone in recent months, having notched up over one million unique visits in 12 months for the first time.

Published: 17 May 2017


Music to your ears

Durham’s popular BRASS festival returns for its 11th year this summer, celebrating the best of brass played across ten days in one of the North’s most stunning cities.

Published: 17 May 2017


Durham on screen

Filming for the latest Marvel Avengers movie took place at Durham Cathedral earlier this month, in a move which saw the cathedral transformed into the set of the superhero blockbuster for four days of filming.

Published: 17 May 2017


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


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Summer Garden Party, Thursday 13 July 4-7pm

Summer Garden Party, Thursday 13 July 4-7pm

The Visit County Durham Annual Summer Garden Party has become a regular and eagerly anticipated event in the tourism calendar.

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Published: 2017-05-24


Volunteer opportunities at Lumiere

Volunteer opportunities at Lumiere

The highly successful Lumiere returns to Durham this November for the fifth time.

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Published: 2017-05-24


Funding & business support for SMEs

Funding & business support for SMEs

A free funding and business support event is being held by Peterlee Business Park on 20 June from 8:30am to 12 noon.

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Published: 2017-05-24


Technology and social media report

Technology and social media report

VisitBritain has published a report exploring how travellers are using technology and social media.

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Published: 2017-05-24


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