Industry News

Durham Cathedral treasures

Excitement is building with only days until the launch of The Treasures of St Cuthbert permanent exhibition within Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral.

Published: 25 July 2017


Durham Tourism Superstar

Northern Young Farmer of the Year, Richard Darlington, of Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester, has been crowned Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017.

Published: 25 July 2017


New app for museum

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle has become the first UK museum outside London to begin making its fabulous art collection accessible to audiences via the Smartify app, which is free to download from app stores.

Published: 25 July 2017


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


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Made in Durham Conference

Made in Durham Conference

Visit County Durham's autumn conference will be held on Thursday 2 November at Durham County Cricket Ground between 10am-2pm.

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Published: 2017-10-18


New art gallery opening

New art gallery opening

Don't forget to tell your visitors that this Saturday, October 21, sees the opening of the new Mining Art Gallery, the North East's largest collection of mining art, at Bishop Auckland.

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Published: 2017-10-18


Tourism sector deal

Tourism sector deal

The Tourism Industry Council, a group set up to collaborate between government and the tourism industry, have agreed its key priorities to be included in a potential new tourism sector deal with government.

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Published: 2017-10-18


Successful Discover England Fund bids

Successful Discover England Fund bids

Great news, Durham is set to benefit from two successful bids awarded more than £2million from the VisitEngland Discover England Fund.

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Published: 2017-10-11


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