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Record number of Durham businesses make North East Tourism Awards 2018 shortlist

Businesses from across the county are celebrating after being shortlisted for the 2018 North East England Tourism Awards, following a record year for entries.

Published: 18 October 2018


New Partnership Promotes County’s Food and Drink

Durham Farmers’ and Producers’ Market has entered into a partnership with Visit County Durham, aimed at bringing visitors to a ‘one-stop-shop’ where they can discover some of the county’s finest food and drink.

Published: 17 October 2018


England Originals previews new tours designed to bring more international visitors to Durham

Wednesday 26th September 2018 – Quirky historic stories, fun facts and amazingly Instagrammable locations; for the very first time Durham along with 14 of England’s top ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together as England Originals from England’s Historic Cities* and are previewing their five new, hassle-free, easy to book itineraries. And there’s an exciting twist, new augmented reality shines a light on the city, with interesting tales uncovered by historian Jonathan Foyle.

Published: 26 September 2018


Competition Seeks Art Stars to Meet Sky at Night Presenter

Young artists with an interest in astronomy and space are invited to enter a unique competition as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival. 

Published: 20 September 2018


Rockliffe Hall Announces Festival of Food

Rockliffe Hall will be hosting its first ever Festival of Food in February 2019, celebrating the finest British cuisine.

Published: 20 September 2018


Seaside town set to host summer food festival in 2019

A new food festival will bring the finest flavours and culinary experiences to the County Durham coast next summer.

Published: 30 August 2018


Bishop Auckland Food Festival dates announced for 2019

A food festival which attracted 27,000 visitors to a County Durham market town in April looks set to be even better when it returns in 2019.

Published: 15 August 2018


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


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Grants available for tourism businesses

Grants available for tourism businesses

Funding is available for tourism businesses across the county as part of the Rural Business Growth Fund initiative.

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Published: 2018-10-17


Tasty partnership promotes county’s produce

Tasty partnership promotes county’s produce

Visit County Durham has entered into a partnership with Durham Farmers’ and Producers’ Market to entice visitors to discover the county’s food and drink offering. 

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Published: 2018-10-17


Promote your business globally with new tourism toolkit

Promote your business globally with new tourism toolkit

VisitEngland has launched a digital education programme to support tourism businesses in England to sell their products and services internationally.

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Published: 2018-10-17


Don't miss out on Durham Pocket Guide

Don't miss out on Durham Pocket Guide

Over 50% of the space has now been sold as work continues to create the 2019 edition of the Durham Pocket Guide.

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Published: 2018-10-17


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