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Meteor shower set to mesmerise Killhope visitors

The skies above Killhope are set to provide the backdrop for a stunning astronomical display this weekend – and stargazers of all ages are invited to enjoy the show.

Published: 07 August 2018


It’s official! UK’s largest light festival 10th anniversary spectacular will Help Durham Shine

Durham is set to shine on the world stage again, as the city hosts its most ambitious ever Lumiere light festival in 2019, featuring a selection of some favourites from the past decade of festivals.

Published: 11 July 2018


Sky at Night Star headlines the second North Pennines Stargazing Festival

The North Pennines AONB Partnership launches the full Stargazing Festival programme which celebrates some of the darkest skies in England with a star-studded line-up.

Published: 11 July 2018


Visit County Durham team paint the county in team building finale

To conclude the end of a series of workshop exercises - the Visit County Durham team present to you the This is Durham mural. 

Published: 06 June 2018


Artwork celebrating Durham unveiled

A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.

Published: 04 June 2018


Visit County Durham offers best practice to Chinese delegation

Visit County Durham recently welcomed a delegation from Hainan Province, China. The delegation was in the county exploring best practice in tourism and destination management. Held at Durham Cathedral, Ivor Stolliday, Chair of Visit County Durham, provided a presentation on the work of Visit County Durham and answered questions from the group.

Published: 09 May 2018


Taste Durham initiative introduced in Durham hotel

Food producers from across the county have been selected to supply their products to a new £15m hotel which recently opened.

Published: 17 April 2018


North East rural businesses given extra time to apply for a share of £10m funding

Rural businesses in the North East have been given an extra two months to apply for a share of £10m of funding.

Published: 28 March 2018


New fundraising campaign will provide sustainable foundation for the Cathedral’s buildings

This week, on Friday 16 March, Durham Cathedral launches a new fundraising campaign that will provide a sustainable future for the repair of the medieval Cathedral buildings, ensuring they are safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. 

Published: 15 March 2018


Talking Heads by Alan Bennett - Ticket offer

Local businesses can take advantage of discounted tickets to see Gala Theatre's spring production of Talking Heads by Alan Bennett which runs from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 March.

Published: 21 February 2018


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Durham sees £867m boost - BDaily

Durham sees £867m boost - BDaily

Tourism is now worth £867m to Durham’s economy, which exceeds county’s targets three years ahead of schedule, according to newly published research.

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Published: 2018-08-19


Emily Hope from Beamish crowned Durham Tourism Superstar

Emily Hope from Beamish crowned Durham Tourism Superstar

Emily Hope from Beamish Museum has been announced as the 2018 Durham Tourism Superstar by Visit County Durham.

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Published: 2018-07-25


VCD Garden Party a summer success

VCD Garden Party a summer success

The Visit County Durham Summer Garden Party held at Beamish Hall yesterday was a true celebration of  success.

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Published: 2018-07-25


Submit your business: North East Tourism Awards 2018

Submit your business: North East Tourism Awards 2018

The North East England Tourism Awards play a major role in showcasing the fantastic range of high quality experiences we offer for visitors here in the North East and are FREE to enter.

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Published: 2018-07-25


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