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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


Durham marketing campaign aims to get tourism back on track

Visit County Durham has launched a marketing campaign that promotes Durham as being ‘Worth the Wait’, inspiring visitors from within the region to choose the county for a day visit or staycation.

Published: 19 August 2020


Visit County Durham launches campaign to encourage locals to ‘explore from their door’

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has launched a campaign that encourages residents to ‘explore from their door’ and discover some of the county’s lesser-known outdoor locations.

Published: 09 July 2020


English Tourism Week shines a light on Durham businesses supporting their communities 

Visit County Durham, the destination management organisation for the county, is supporting English Tourism Week, 25-31 May, and highlighting the importance of tourism to local communities.

Published: 26 May 2020


Visit County Durham launches campaign to provide virtual visits

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has launched a campaign that lets people enjoy a virtual visit to the county, from the safety of their sofa.

Published: 16 April 2020


Visit County Durham announces support for visitor economy businesses

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has today announced support for visitor economy businesses in the county, for whom the current COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect.

Published: 25 March 2020


Visitors to be ‘bowled over’ by Durham’s live sports

Following the success of last summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, which raised the county’s profile as a destination for live sport, Visit County Durham are delivering a national marketing campaign in partnership with Durham Cricket, encouraging visitors to ‘Get bowled over by Durham’.

Published: 03 March 2020


MasterChef star heads to free North East food festival

Top television chef John Torode will headline a County Durham food festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.

Published: 03 February 2020


MasterChef star heads to Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Top television chef John Torode will headline Bishop Auckland Food Festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.

Published: 30 January 2020


Durham to host international bowls tournament

The English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA), National Governing Body for the sport of Indoor Bowls in England, is pleased to announce that Durham will be hosting the British Isles Indoor U25 Men’s International Series.

Published: 20 January 2020


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