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Welcome to the Visit County Durham Corporate Website

Best Influence Finalist VisitEngland Gold Award for International DistributionWelcome to Visit County Durham - the tourism management agency for County Durham which works on behalf of businesses and public agencies to support the growth and development of the county's visitor economy.

Visit County Durham has strategic responsibility for tourism and performs the functions of destination management and marketing in the county.
Many others are involved in delivering a vibrant visitor economy, one organisation cannot do it alone, which is why we are a partnership.

Our aim is to place the visitor at the heart of everything we do.

Planning a trip? Visit the official tourism website > This is Durham

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Durham Business Recovery Grant final call

The Durham Business Recovery Grant will close to new applications on 30 April 2021.

Online cultural experiences survey

Visit County Durham is partnering with the University of the Arts London in a national study, to understand how people are engaging with online cultural experiences that would normally be enjoyed outside the home.

Free parking after 2pm at council car parks

Motorists are being reminded that they can now take advantage of free afternoon parking at many car parks across the county.

Visit County Durham's recovery marketing campaign

Experiences that are bookable online via the county’s official tourism website thisisdurham.com can be part of an upcoming campaign.

Virtual Spring Fayre launched

Visit County Durham has launched a spring edition of its virtual fayre to support tourism businesses whilst many remain closed due to lockdown.