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Seek sanctuary and get inspired at Gala Gallery

Durham’s enduring status as a place of sanctuary will be the subject of an interactive art installation to be unveiled next month.

Published: 23 January 2020


Raby Estate's starring role in the Oscar and Bafta nominated 1917

Some of the most dramatic moments of the Golden Globe winning film 1917, released in the UK on 10 January, were shot on the Raby Estate in Upper Teesdale last summer.

Published: 21 January 2020


There’s now an official Camino pilgrimage route in Durham

The walk from Finchale Abbey to Durham Cathedral, and beyond to Escomb Church, south of Bishop Auckland, is now officially recognised as part of the Camino Inglés – the English Way. The walk forges connections between the county and the Camino routes in continental Europe leading to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. 

Published: 19 December 2019


An Evening with Michael Bublé

Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé brings his 2020 tour "An Evening with Michael Bublé" to Emirates Riverside on Saturday 1 August.

Published: 03 December 2019


National Award Win for Beamish Museum

Delighted staff and volunteers at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North are celebrating after winning a national award.

Published: 02 December 2019


The Impeccable Pig gets Gold

Sedgefield’s The Impeccable Pig has lived up to its name – after being awarded the highest accolade by the AA following its first ever inspection.

Published: 19 November 2019


Shortlist announced for new look North East Tourism Awards

Businesses from across the region are celebrating after being shortlisted for the revamped North East England Tourism Awards 2020.

Published: 04 November 2019


Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020

A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.

Published: 01 November 2019


Preparing for Brexit

Important information for all Visit County Durham Partners and Tourism Businesses

Published: 03 October 2019


Visit County Durham welcomes new Supplier Partners

Visit County Durham would like to welcome on board 13 new exciting Supplier Partners. Take a look at each of the local businesses below to find out how their products could benefit you.

Published: 02 October 2019


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Cost savings for rural tourism businesses

Cost savings for rural tourism businesses

VisitEngland has created a free toolkit to help rural tourism businesses reduce costs by being more sustainable.

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Published: 2020-01-23


Taste Durham business support event

Taste Durham business support event

With 37% of the county's annual visitor economy spend coming from food and drink, Visit County Durham is hosting a Taste Durham event at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield.

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Published: 2020-01-23


Durham to host international bowls tournament

Durham to host international bowls tournament

We're delighted that the British Isles Indoor Bowls U25 Men’s International Series will be hosted in Durham next month. 

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Published: 2020-01-23


New Visit County Durham Partners

New Visit County Durham Partners

Visit County Durham would like to welcome seven new tourism businessess into the Partnership Scheme this month: 

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Published: 2020-01-23


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