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A muggles' guide to North East Harry Potter locations

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone first hit our screens.

Published: 23 November 2021


Tens of thousands attend Lumiere 2021 under the light of the full moon

Lumiere light festival declared a triumph as people come together to enjoy biggest outdoor event in the North East since lockdown.

Published: 23 November 2021


First Glimpse at Ramside Hall's Triangular Treehouses

A County Durham hotel continues to build its reputation as the perfect spot for romance, with a glimpse of how its new treehouses will look.

Published: 17 November 2021


VisitEngland announces Visitor Attraction Accolade Winners 2020-21

VisitEngland has today announced the latest winners of its Visitor Attraction Accolades for 2020 and 2021 recognising the outstanding visitor experiences on offer across the country.

Published: 10 November 2021


New Blue Badge Guides for the region

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. 

Published: 13 October 2021


UK’s leading light festival announces blazing new programme today

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.

Published: 12 October 2021


The Spanish Gallery welcomes a special guest as opening date approaches

The Auckland Project have confirmed the much-anticipated opening of The Spanish Gallery.

Published: 08 October 2021


Launch of North Pennines Stargazing Festival programme

The programme for the fifth North Pennines Stargazing Festival launches this week. The return of in-person stargazing events is set for Autumn half term (22 to 31 October 2021).

Published: 06 October 2021


Lord Barnard announces ambitious development plans at Raby Castle

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.  

Published: 28 September 2021


Durham Launches Bid to be Named UK City of Culture 2025

Durham has launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 – with the hope the accolade will provide a major boost for the whole north east region.

Published: 01 September 2021


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This is Durham Classic Christmas

This is Durham Classic Christmas

Today we launch our Classic Christmas festive marketing initiative to engage consumers and encourage repeat visits to the county.

Published: 2021-12-01


Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday 4 December is Small Business Saturday which encourages us all to 'shop local' and support small businesses in our communities.

Published: 2021-12-01


COVID Update

COVID Update

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.

Published: 2021-12-01


Town Planning Award

Town Planning Award

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.

Published: 2021-12-01


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