Press Releases

Durham ranked eighth best hospitality destination in England

Durham has been ranked the eighth best hospitality destination in England in a survey by the AA and VisitEngland.

Published: 26 July 2017


Northern Young Farmer of the Year named Durham Tourism Superstar 2017

A tour guide from Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester, who is also the Northern Young Farmer of the Year, has been named the winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award.

Published: 14 July 2017


Launch of augmented reality project set to bring new life to Durham’s heritage

Durham City is one of twelve of England’s historic cities which have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) product that is set to bring heritage to life.

Published: 22 June 2017


New groups website for Durham

Visit County Durham has launched a new website to promote the county as the ideal destination for groups, working in partnership with 20 of the county’s tourism businesses.

Published: 05 June 2017


Visitor website achieves million milestone

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

Published: 05 May 2017


Campaign invites visitors to step back in time

Visit County Durham has launched a new national marketing campaign aimed at promoting the county’s diverse and fascinating heritage. 

Published: 24 April 2017


Fourth Durham Tourism Superstar competition launched

A new search has been launched to find the next Durham Tourism Superstar by tourism body Visit County Durham.

Published: 04 April 2017


VisitEngland chair Lady Cobham speaks at Tourism Forum

Lady Cobham, chair of VisitEngland, paid a visit to Durham yesterday and was keynote speaker at Visit County Durham’s annual Tourism Forum. Lady Cobham, who was visiting the county as part of English Tourism Week celebrations, addressed tourism businesses and industry representatives from across the county at Ushaw yesterday (March 30th).

Published: 03 April 2017


Visitor guide generates millions in extra spending

Visitor attractions from across Durham are getting on board to help showcase the county’s tourism offer for 2017.

Published: 27 March 2017


Durham in the national spotlight at House of Commons

MPs and business leaders from across the country gathered at the House of Commons this week to celebrate the place brand, which it’s hoped will drive Durham’s inward investment opportunities and visitor economy in a new and illuminating way.

Published: 10 February 2017


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