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£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


See Durham shine

Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, is returning to Durham in 2017 to once again transform the city into a nocturnal art trail from November 16-19.

Published: 08 December 2016


Tourism Awards accolade

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping 14 awards at the 2016 North East England Tourism Awards.

Published: 08 December 2016


Shortlist announced for tourism superstars

The shortlist for the North East England Tourism Awards has been announced today (21 October 2016), following another record breaking year for entries.

Published: 21 October 2016


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New This is Durham postcard app

New This is Durham postcard app

Following the success of the Christmas Card campaign, Visit County Durham has launched a new e-postcard app in time for the Spring campaign.

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Published: 2017-02-22


Visitor attraction accolades

Visitor attraction accolades

Nominated by VisitEngland assessors, accolades are given to those businesses in VE quality schemes that have gone the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience.

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Published: 2017-02-22


OMGB campaign update

OMGB campaign update

Visit Britain's OMGB (Oh My Great Britain) 'Home of Amazing Moments' campaign was recently rolled out in Italy and India to help drive inbound tourism to Britain.

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Published: 2017-02-22


Improve your pub's accessibility

Improve your pub's accessibility

The British Beer & Pub Association, in partnership with VisitEngland, has published updated guidance to help pubs improve their welcome for disabled customers.

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Published: 2017-02-22


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