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Heritage-meets-tech virtual art work to show online

A new interactive virtual artwork, inspired by the Victorian ‘spar boxes’ of Killhope Museum will be available for everyone to explore online this Easter weekend.

Published: 22 March 2021


TV's Outdoor Queen Julia Bradbury Steps Up to Back Pub Group's Walk Inn Campaign

Television's queen of walking Julia Bradbury has stepped up to back a pub group that's encouraging people to enjoy being outdoors with new, self-guided Walk Inn breaks.

Published: 15 March 2021


2020 Top pages on thisisdurham.com

We’re looking back at how the pandemic impacted what consumers searched for on thisisdurham.com, the county’s official tourism website, and what pages proved to be the most popular.

Published: 07 January 2021


Durham Cathedral announce virtual Christmas service plans

Durham Cathedral is excited to announce its digital service schedule for the Advent and Christmas period.

Published: 23 November 2020


Durham County Council Launches Virtual Event to Support Local Traders

Durham County Council is launching a virtual event in the run up to Christmas to support local traders that would have usually appeared at its popular food and drink festivals in the region.

Published: 13 November 2020


Lumiere set to light up lives and boost County Durham’s economy once again in 2021

Lumiere, the UK’s largest and most successful light festival, will return to County Durham next year, offering a welcome sign of brighter times ahead.

Published: 10 December 2020


Coastal community hub and café to be built at beauty spot

A new coastal community hub is set to be built at a County Durham tourist spot for residents and visitors to enjoy when taking a trip to the seaside.

Published: 16 October 2020


Line-up Revealed for First Digital Durham Book Festival

The annual literary festival returns this October with a huge range of digital events, including headline guests Alex Wheatle, Alastair Campbell, Ann Cleeves, Anthony Anaxagorou, Brit Bennett, David Almond, DBC Pierre, Fatima Bhutto, Ian Rankin, Jenny Offill, Laura Bates and Richard Osman

Published: 11 September 2020


Heritage railway transformation offers economic benefits

Councillors will consider plans to support the transformation of a heritage railway line into a major visitor attraction next week, as part of wider efforts to regenerate County Durham’s economy following the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 08 September 2020


Reminder to record customers’ details in hospitality venues

Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers’ details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system. 

Published: 24 August 2020


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Durham Business Recovery Grant final call

Durham Business Recovery Grant final call

The Durham Business Recovery Grant will close to new applications on 30 April 2021.

Published: 2021-04-07


Online cultural experiences survey

Online cultural experiences survey

Visit County Durham is partnering with the University of the Arts London in a national study, to understand how people are engaging with online cultural experiences that would normally be enjoyed outside the home.

Published: 2021-04-07


Free parking after 2pm at council car parks

Free parking after 2pm at council car parks

Motorists are being reminded that they can now take advantage of free afternoon parking at many car parks across the county.

Published: 2021-04-07


Visit County Durham's recovery marketing campaign

Visit County Durham's recovery marketing campaign

Experiences that are bookable online via the county’s official tourism website thisisdurham.com can be part of an upcoming campaign.

Published: 2021-04-07


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