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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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This is Durham Classic Christmas

Today we launch our Classic Christmas festive marketing initiative to engage consumers and encourage repeat visits to the county.

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday 4 December is Small Business Saturday which encourages us all to 'shop local' and support small businesses in our communities.

COVID Update

To help prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, face coverings are now compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so.

Town Planning Award

Durham County Council in partnership with The Auckland Project, won 'Overall Project of the Year' for their work on the Restoration of Auckland Castle at the Royal Town Planning North East Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

National Consumer Sentiment Tracker

Wave 40 of the VisitEngland commissioned national Consumer Sentiment Tracker has been published covering fieldwork undertaken 4-10 November.