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Durham Light Infantry Gallery opens

Visitors to Durham City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site can now explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry at a new, free gallery which opened this month.

Published: 20 March 2017


Accolade for Durham businesses

Two Durham businesses have been short-listed in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017.

Published: 20 March 2017


Tourism Superstar in running for national prize

Durham Tourism Superstar winner Alan Anderson has been shortlisted for a national tourism prize.  

Published: 20 March 2017


EAFRD Funding Available NOW

£9.7m in grant funding available for rural businesses through the Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme.

Published: 27 January 2017


Experience Durham for yourself

If you would like to visit Durham on any of these themes, Visit County Durham welcomes press trip enquiries from interested media.

Published: 25 January 2017


Record visitor numbers for Beamish

Beamish Museum welcomed a record-breaking 747,651 visitors last year – up by 11%.

Published: 25 January 2017


125 years of The Bowes Museum

2017 sees The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle celebrate its 125th anniversary with some of the best collections of fine and decorative arts in the UK and a varied exhibition and events programme.

Published: 25 January 2017


Landmark Magna Carta exhibition

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s new £10.7m exhibition space, is set for an exciting year ahead with a range of temporary exhibitions including the stunning Magna Carta and the Forest Charters, which will run from 19 June to 9 September.

Published: 25 January 2017


Experience Durham for yourself

If you would like to visit Durham on any of these themes, Visit County Durham welcomes press trip enquiries from interested media.

Published: 08 December 2016


Tickets on sale for Kynren 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the award-winning open-air spectacular, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England, for 2017.

Published: 08 December 2016


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Annual Tourism Conference - last chance to book

Annual Tourism Conference - last chance to book

There are only a few places left at the Visit County Durham Annual Tourism Conference being held at Ushaw (formally Ushaw College) on the afternoon of the 30 March 2017

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Published: 2017-03-22


Last chance to vote for Alan

Last chance to vote for Alan

Voting to crown England's next Tourism Superstar closes next week, and Alan Anderson needs your votes to bring the national award back to Durham for the third time.

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Published: 2017-03-22


Durham Cathedral UK's favourite?

Durham Cathedral UK's favourite?

Fresh from being named 'Heritage Site of the Year' in BBC Countryfile Magazine awards for 2017.

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Published: 2017-03-22


Durham Dales gets share of £20m Heritage Lottery culture fund

Durham Dales gets share of £20m Heritage Lottery culture fund

The county is set to receive a £1.5m boost from the National Lottery. Northern Heartlands is one of only 16 places across England that will collectively receive £20 million to put arts and culture at the heart of their communities

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Published: 2017-03-22


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