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MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace heads to North East food festival

His passion for good food made him the perfect choice to co-host BBC MasterChef and now the nation’s most famous greengrocer is headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival. 

Published: 06 February 2019


See your bright idea in lights Lumiere’s BRILLIANT light art competition is open

Submissions are now open for BRILLIANT, the competition for exciting ideas for new artworks to feature in the 2019 Lumiere festival.

Published: 30 January 2019


ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, Driven by Nissan, to Undertake 100-Day Tour of England and Wales

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour commences tour of England and Wales on 19 February 2019.

Published: 24 January 2019


Fire&Ice InDurham returns to Durham City this February half term with Heroes & Villains theme

Durham Business Improvement District (Durham BID) - the organisation charged with marketing Durham City to people living locally, encouraging increased footfall and return patronage - has announced the return of a hotly anticipated event to the City line-up this February half term.

Published: 24 January 2019


Castle to create the North East's newest visitor attraction

WORK is underway on a new visitor attraction at one of the North East’s most historic properties.

Published: 08 January 2019


Horden station granted planning permission

Plans to build a new £10.55 million railway station in east Durham have been given the go-ahead.

Published: 07 January 2019


‘Know Your Geopark’ workshops for North Pennines tourism businesses

Tourism businesses in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark are being offered workshops to help them get to know the special qualities of their local area.

Published: 17 December 2018


Start in sight for Durham's £150m Milburngate development

Construction of a multi-million pound living, working and leisure destination in Durham will get underway in the new year.

Published: 11 December 2018


Non-executive director board vacancy

Visit County Durham Ltd is looking to recruit a new director to serve on its board.

Published: 05 December 2018


A Warm Welcome for Thousands At Auckland Tower

Thousands of people are flocking to the region’s newest landmark to take in breath-taking views and enjoy a warm County Durham welcome.

Published: 04 December 2018


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VCD Spring Conference - last chance to sign up

VCD Spring Conference - last chance to sign up

Places are going fast for Visit County Durham’s Spring Conference on Thursday 7 March at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield.

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Published: 2019-02-15


Durham businesses amongst attraction accolade winners

Durham businesses amongst attraction accolade winners

Durham attractions are amongst the 76 winners of VisitEngland's 2018 Attractions Accolades, recognising the quality of visitor experiences across England.

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Published: 2019-02-15


Nominations sought for North East hotel awards

Nominations sought for North East hotel awards

Calling all accommodation businesses in Durham... the nominations for the North East Hotels Association Awards for 2019 are now open. 

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Published: 2019-02-15


Get involved in English Tourism Week

Get involved in English Tourism Week

Start planning for the next English Tourism Week (ETW) which will take place on 30 March - 7 April 2019.

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Published: 2019-02-15


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