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Magna Carta exhibition

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the fascinating new exhibition, Magna Carta and the Forest Charters, at Durham Cathedral this summer.

Published: 28 June 2017


Countdown to Kynren

Critically-acclaimed live action extravaganza, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, is back in Bishop Auckland from July 1, with a larger cast, new scenes and characters, and a reworked script.

Published: 28 June 2017


Heritage brought to life

The launch of a new augmented reality project is helping to shine a light on Durham’s heritage.

Published: 28 June 2017


Tasty food video

Follow in the culinary footsteps of chefs Rosemary Shrager and the Fabulous Baker Brothers as they star in a new food video showing them eating their way around Durham.

Published: 28 June 2017


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


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Bringing heritage to life

Bringing heritage to life

With funding from the Discover England fund, a new innovative augmented reality (AR) app has been produced by England's Heritage Cities, of which Visit County Durham is a founding member.

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Published: 2017-06-28


Have you voted yet?

Have you voted yet?

Caitlin Potts from Durham Castle Tours, Dorothy Carlyon from Beamish Museum, or Richard Darlington from Hall Hill Farm....who gets your vote to be the next Durham Tourism Superstar?

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Published: 2017-06-28


Brilliant winners

Brilliant winners

Five local artists will have their work shown at November's Lumiere in Durham after winning the BRILLIANT competition.

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Published: 2017-06-28


Social Media platform launched for Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Social Media platform launched for Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Get North 2018 is the official handle for the Great Exhibition of the North on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Published: 2017-06-28


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