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Beamish Museum Wholesale Venture

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is proud to be working with businesses and venues across the North East to sell the museum’s traditionally-made sweets.

Published: 11 June 2021


Multi-million-pound successful funding bid for town transformation project

Plans to transform a historic County Durham town into a world-class visitor destination of national importance have moved a step closer today following a successful bid for £33.2 million government funding.

Published: 09 June 2021


Line-up announced for Durham Brass festival 2021

Durham Brass festival is pleased to announce it will be taking place this summer from July 14-18th.

Published: 08 June 2021


Visit County Durham Partnership with the Barmy Army

Ahead of the One Day International on 29 June, which will see England take on Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside, Visit County Durham is partnering with the Barmy Army to encourage cricket fans to stay longer and experience more of the county, through a range of marketing activities.

Published: 02 June 2021


Refurbishment Complete as High Force Hotel Reopens

High Force Hotel has completed the final phase of its extensive refurbishment in time for its reopening on Monday 17th May, when the next stage of lockdown easing comes into effect.

Published: 14 May 2021


Come and experience all Durham Cathedral has to offer as its visitor facilitates reopen from 17 May

We are excited to welcome visitors back to Durham Cathedral from 17 May, in line with the third stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. 

Published: 11 May 2021


Award-winning show's producers unveil region's newest epic theme park

11Arches, the registered charity producing the award-winning summer spectacular ‘Kynren – an Epic Tale of England’, is delighted to unveil its brand new daytime theme park, 11Arches Park.

Published: 11 May 2021


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


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Webinar: Engaging and retaining new customers

Webinar: Engaging and retaining new customers

Part of the VisitEngland free Business Recovery Webinar series, on 15 June hears from experts in the following fields.

Published: 2021-06-09


Save the date for Purple Tuesday

Save the date for Purple Tuesday

VisitEngland and VisitScotland are the official tourism sector partners for Purple Tuesday 2021.

Published: 2021-06-09


Father's Day

Father's Day

Continuing Visit County Durham’s approach of capitalising on national thematic days and weeks for promotion of the county, activity will take place using Father’s Day as a hook.

Published: 2021-06-09


Media coverage for National Walking Month

Media coverage for National Walking Month

A pitch made to the media by Visit County Durham for National Walking Month achieved over 60 pieces of coverage for the Northern Saints Trails, with an equivalent advertising value in excess of £50,000.

Published: 2021-06-09


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