Industry News

Million milestone

Visit County Durham’s official visitor website has achieved a significant milestone in recent months, having notched up over one million unique visits in 12 months for the first time.

Published: 17 May 2017


Music to your ears

Durham’s popular BRASS festival returns for its 11th year this summer, celebrating the best of brass played across ten days in one of the North’s most stunning cities.

Published: 17 May 2017


Durham on screen

Filming for the latest Marvel Avengers movie took place at Durham Cathedral earlier this month, in a move which saw the cathedral transformed into the set of the superhero blockbuster for four days of filming.

Published: 17 May 2017


Search for a superstar

Visit County Durham has launched a new search for Durham Tourism Superstar for 2017/18.

Published: 18 April 2017


Three in a row for Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has been crowned the UK’s most popular cathedral, its third national accolade in just two months.

Published: 18 April 2017


Silver Swan glides back

The iconic Silver Swan musical automaton has returned to The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and is back on show alongside a portrait of its inventor, John Joseph Merlin.

Published: 18 April 2017


Campaign invites visitors

A new national marketing campaign by Visit County Durham aims to draw even more visitors to the county to step back in time and experience our fascinating heritage.

Published: 18 April 2017


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


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Voting now open for Durham Tourism Superstar

Voting now open for Durham Tourism Superstar

Congratulations to our three finalists for Durham Tourism Superstar 2017 - Richard Darlington (Hall Hill Farm), Caitlin Potts (Durham Castle Tours) and Dorothy Carlyon (Beamish Museum).

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Published: 2017-06-22


Environment Awards 2017

Environment Awards 2017

The County Durham Environment Partnership is looking to celebrate projects that improve and enhance the environment.

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Published: 2017-06-22


Accessibility guides launched

Accessibility guides launched

VisitEngland, in partnership with VisitScotland, have launched a new website to help businesses produce Accessibility Guides that enable individuals with accessibility requirements to make informed decisions as to where to stay and visit.

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Published: 2017-06-22


Strong results for Easter 2017

Strong results for Easter 2017

The Tourism Business Monitor report for Easter shows that attractions had particularly strong results.

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Published: 2017-06-22


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