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The Kingslodge Inn named as one of the finest pubs in the UK

Durham city’s The Kingslodge Inn among The National Pub & Bar Awards 2019 county winners line up

Published: 25 April 2019


Beamish’s Emily Hope is national Tourism Superstar!

Beamish Museum’s and Durham Tourism Superstar Emily Hope is celebrating after being named national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar.

Published: 09 April 2019


Cricket World Cup Trophy arrives this weekend

The region is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the World when the Cricket World Cup comes to Durham this summer. Ahead of the games the public will have the chance to see the World Cup Trophy when the tour arrives in the North East this weekend.

Published: 04 March 2019


Durham gears up for cycling fever as Tour Series returns

A pro-cyclist will be back racing on home turf when Durham hosts the eagerly awaited OVO Energy Tour Series for a record-breaking tenth time.

Published: 03 March 2019


BRASS returns with the most exciting line-up to date

One of the region’s liveliest festivals is back with a bang this summer, showcasing the very best contemporary brass music from across the globe.

Published: 29 March 2019


BRASS returns with the most exciting line-up to date

One of the region’s liveliest festivals is back with a bang this summer, showcasing the very best contemporary brass music from across the globe.

Published: 29 March 2019


Book Tickets Now for the UK's Biggest Outdoor Live Theatre Event

Tickets for the UK’s biggest outdoor live theatre event have gone on sale online.

Taking place every Saturday from 29th June to 14th September*, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is back!

Published: 27 March 2019


Apollo 50: Hundreds turn out in Peterlee to see Apollo Pavilion in a new light as 50th anniversary celebrations lift off

More than 1500 people experienced a taste of Lumiere in Peterlee over the weekend as Victor Pasmore’s iconic Apollo Pavilion was transformed by light artists Mader Wiermann in the launch event of a year of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark structure. Commissioned by Durham County Council, Apollo 50 was produced by Artichoke, the UK’s leading producer of art in the public realm.

Published: 26 March 2019


Norman Cornish Centenary Celebrations 2019

The artist’s family, and galleries across County Durham, are launching a year-long centenary focus on one of the North East’s most celebrated artists, Norman Cornish - famous for capturing the hard-lived but often bright lives, despite adversity, faced in mining communities in the 20th century. 

Published: 11 March 2019


Cricket World Cup Tickets Back on Sale Across all Teams and Venues

Today [Thursday 21 March] the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is pleased to announce that a range of tickets across all teams and venues will be made available for general sale on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Website.

Published: 21 March 2019


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Last chance to apply - Partnership & Sales Executive

Last chance to apply - Partnership & Sales Executive

Today is the deadline for the Partnership & Sales Executive vacancy at Visit County Durham.

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Published: 2019-04-25


UK Easter breaks boosts economy by £1.8bn

UK Easter breaks boosts economy by £1.8bn

VisitEngland’s ‘Trip Tracker’ survey released last week revealed that 7.4 million Brits planned an overnight holiday in the UK over the Easter weekend, boosting the economy by an estimated £1.8 billion.

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Published: 2019-04-25


Cricket World Cup - local artists and performers wanted

Cricket World Cup - local artists and performers wanted

The Cricket World Cup entertainment team are looking to engage with local artists, entertainers and performers to activate the Cricket World Cup Fanzone in Durham City this Summer.

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Published: 2019-04-25


Evening Standard promotes Durham's Year of Culture

Evening Standard promotes Durham's Year of Culture

As part of #Durham19, Visit County Durham has partnered with the London Evening Standard to showcase the county's Year of Culture.

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Published: 2019-04-25


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