Press Releases

Save the Date: Second stargazing festival will be out of this world

Dates for the second North Pennines Stargazing Festival have been announced and after last year’s stellar success, the 2018 festival promises to be out of this world.

Published: 13 June 2018


Golfers to hit the trail as Durham launches first ever mini-tour event

Amateur golfers from across the country have chance to be part of golfing history by signing up for Durham's first ever mini-tour event.

Published: 11 June 2018


Visitors invited to light up the past and ‘make their own history’ in Durham

Durham is a destination packed with new experiences in stunning historic buildings and award-winning museums. Visit County Durham’s newest seasonal campaign invites visitors to delve into Durham’s past and make their own history across the county.

Published: 17 May 2018


Durham to host three Cricket World Cup Matches 2019

Durham will host three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including England’s final group game against New Zealand, as the ICC today announced the full schedule for the tournament.

Published: 27 April 2018


Durham visitor satisfaction levels hit record high

The highest ever levels of visitor satisfaction have been reported following an assessment of the county’s network of visitor information points.

Published: 24 April 2018


Durham Annual Tourism Forum celebrates industry during English Tourism Week

Visit County Durham’s annual Tourism Forum addressed tourism businesses and industry representatives from across the county at Ramside Hall Hotel today as part of national English Tourism Week celebrations (Mar 22).

Published: 22 March 2018


Durham to benefit from £1m East of England investment

A partnership of destinations including Durham has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund to encourage more German visitors to explore Eastern England.

Published: 09 March 2018


Durham Tourism Superstar shortlisted for national award

Hall Hill Farm shepherd and winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award Richard Darlington has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

Published: 12 February 2018


Durham Shortlisted to win UK’s Favourite Romantic City

Durham City has another accolade to add to its collection, after being shortlisted as one of the ten most romantic UK city break destinations by TripAdvisor-owned site HolidayLettings.co.uk.

Published: 26 January 2018


Durham’s ‘Great Outdoors’ to shine with Anita Rani film launch

Visitors are being encouraged to discover Durham’s great outdoors with the assistance of BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, as a national marketing campaign is launched to promote Durham’s great outdoors.

Published: 17 January 2018


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