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Delight as County Durham reaches next stage of UK City of Culture 2025 competition

News County Durham is a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025 has been met with joy and resolve by the partnership driving forward the bid. 

Published: 08 October 2021


First ever digital Lumiere artwork gives the UKs leading light festival life beyond the four-day event

Lumiere, the UK’s leading light festival, has announced today an exciting new interactive project in the lead-up to the full Programme reveal later this month.

Published: 04 October 2021


Blog Squad set to showcase Durham to new audiences

A new marketing initiative from Visit County Durham is enlisting the support of bloggers and Instagrammers from across the region to showcase the county to new audiences.

Published: 28 September 2021


Official unveiling of the Northern Saints Trails

The North East will strengthen its position as a destination to make a pilgrimage to in 2021 and beyond with the official unveiling of six new walking routes, the Northern Saints Trails, which reflect the journeys of the region’s saints and their connections with the North East.

Published: 17 September 2021


County Durham signs tourism partnership with A Coruña in northwest Spain

Durham County Council and A Coruña Provincial Council in northwest Spain have signed a region-to-region tourism collaboration agreement.

Published: 18 August 2021


Visit County Durham campaign encourages consumers to ‘Escape the Everyday’ in Durham

A new campaign from destination management organisation Visit County Durham inspires consumers to ‘Escape the Everyday’ in Durham this summer.

Published: 05 July 2021


Virtual Winter Fayre supports Durham’s tourism businesses

A virtual winter fayre has been launched to support Durham’s tourism businesses whilst many remain closed due to Tier 3 regulations.

Published: 16 December 2020


Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

After almost a year of severe disruption for the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, a contingent of tourism boards across the North East and wider north of England have come together to discuss the findings of the NatWest North of England Tourism Barometer study.

Published: 25 November 2020


Visit County Durham conference looks ahead to tourism of the future

On the eve of the second national lockdown, which deals a further blow to the region’s visitor economy, the Visit County Durham autumn online conference looked ahead to the tourism of the future, to provide businesses with the guidance and support needed for recovery.

Published: 05 November 2020


Poem inspires Durham staycation campaign

A poem which gave so many people hope during the coronavirus lockdown is now inspiring people to visit the county in which it was written.

Published: 07 September 2020


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