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Durham's Year of Pilgrimage

Durham has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. A pilgrimage is a journey with meaning and purpose, and in 2020 there are many reasons to visit, from wellbeing and walking to food and sport, and from events and festivals to art and history.


The Northern Saints Trails, which will position the North East as the ‘Christian Crossroads of the British Isles’, promote the region’s Christian heritage but will appeal to those of other faiths, and to those simply looking for relaxation, a walking challenge, the chance to get back to nature and discover the region’s stunning landscapes, or to uncover fascinating history. Durham Cathedral will be at the centre of the trails recognising its role as a destination for pilgrims.


So during 2020, Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage will provide a platform to promote all of the reasons, including events, festivals, activities and developments, that can inspire a visit to the county.


#Pilgrimage2020 – How to get involved

Whether you want to promote an event or activity, or use Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage to attract customers to your businesses, you’ll find all the tools you need to be part of #Pilgrimage2020 below.


Durham's Year of Pilgrimage is being sponsored and supported by Visit County Durham, Durham County Council, Durham Cathedral, the County Durham Cultural Partnership and Partners.

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