On Tuesday 14th September 2021, at a glittering evening ceremony, in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Durham, a group of newly-qualified ‘Blue Badge Tourist Guides’ for North East England were awarded their badges and certificates in the historic surroundings of the Great Hall of Durham Town Hall.
The full programme of 37 international artworks for Lumiere 2021 has been revealed today, Tuesday 12th October, following Friday’s announcement that County Durham’s has made it onto the longlist for UK City of Culture 2025.
Raby Castle, which has stood as a landmark within County Durham for 700 years, has announced the full extent of its significant investment to enhance the visitor experience of the Castle, Park and Gardens, securing it as an important resource for the local community.
To help prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, face coverings are now compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so.
Durham County Council in partnership with The Auckland Project, won 'Overall Project of the Year' for their work on the Restoration of Auckland Castle at the Royal Town Planning North East Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.