Welcome to Visit County Durham - the tourism management agency for County Durham which works on behalf of businesses and public agencies to support the growth and development of the county's visitor economy.
Visit County Durham has strategic responsibility for tourism and performs the functions of destination management and marketing in the county.
Many others are involved in delivering a vibrant visitor economy, one organisation cannot do it alone, which is why we are a partnership.
North East Tourism Awards shortlist announced
The shortlist for the North East Tourism Awards has been announced, following a record year for entries.
2015 Pocket Guide Evaluation Results
The Pocket Guide is used to highlight the key things to see and do in the county, and is an important tool in dispersing visitors across Durham. Evaluation research is now in and shows an increase across all measures on the 2011 Pocket Guide.
The Bowes Museum awarded £10,000
The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund
International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum
The IAASF is a one-day conference being held at Baltic, Gateshead on Friday 11th November aimed at security and arts professionals keen to know more about the protection of arts, culture and antiquities.
'Remaking Beamish' is great news for the region
Congratulations to Beamish Museum for securing £10.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.