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Ice Sculptures Unveiled in Final Line Up for Fire&Ice InDurham 2018

Durham BID have today unveiled the final nine icy installations you can expect to see across the City this half term during FIRE&ICE InDurham.

Published: 07 February 2018


TV Chef Phil Vickery joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival

One of the country’s best-loved TV chefs Phil Vickery is set to share his passion for good food with visitors at this year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which will take place from Saturday, 21 to Sunday, 22 April.

Published: 30 January 2018


Visit County Durham appoints six new team members

Visit County Durham is delighted to welcome six new members of staff.

Published: 24 January 2018


North East England Tourism Awards

Durham businesses are celebrating after scooping a number of prestigious awards at the annual North East England Tourism Awards 2017, held this month.

Published: 24 November 2017


Christmas in Durham

Be inspired by a festive break in Durham with everything from Christmas markets, outdoor ice-skating and atmospheric carol services by candle-light. 

Published: 24 November 2017


Spotlight on Lumiere 2017

Lumiere, the UK’s largest outdoor light festival, attracted a record-breaking 240,000 festival-goers to Durham City over the course of four nights. 

Published: 24 November 2017


Campaign showcases great outdoors

A new national marketing campaign promoting Durham’s great outdoors has launched this autumn.

Published: 23 October 2017


Lumiere Durham 2017

Durham’s biennial light festival returns for a fifth time to brighten up the winter evenings from 16 - 19 November 2017. Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, will see awe-inspiring light sculptures and installations illuminating the city in delightful and unexpected ways.

Published: 23 October 2017


Mining Art Gallery

A stunning new gallery, housing the North East’s largest collection of mining art, has opened this month in Bishop Auckland.

Published: 23 October 2017


Durham Cathedral treasures

Excitement is building with only days until the launch of The Treasures of St Cuthbert permanent exhibition within Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral.

Published: 25 July 2017


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Vote Richard your Tourism Superstar 2018!

Vote Richard your Tourism Superstar 2018!

Hall Hill Farm shepherd and winner of Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award Richard Darlington has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

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Published: 2018-02-14


Prince Charles to visit Durham tomorrow

Prince Charles to visit Durham tomorrow

Prince Charles will officially open a new exhibition at Durham Cathedral during a visit to the city tomorrow.

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Published: 2018-02-14


Increase in visits from China expected

Increase in visits from China expected

The UK saw strong growth from China during the first nine months of 2017 with spending up 48% and visits up 33%,with VisitBritain estimating full year figures of about 330,000 visits and spending of about £667 million. 

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Published: 2018-02-14


Half term activities & outdoors focus

Half term activities & outdoors focus

This week sees the start of half-term and the beginning of some magnificent activities and events for all of the family to enjoy here in Durham.

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Published: 2018-02-14


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