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Welcome to the Visit County Durham Corporate Website

Best Influence Finalist VisitEngland Gold Award for International DistributionWelcome 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.

Our aim is to place the visitor at the heart of everything we do.

Planning a trip? Visit the official tourism website > This is Durham

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Wednesday Grapevine

National Consumer Sentiment Tracker

Wave 40 of the VisitEngland commissioned national Consumer Sentiment Tracker has been published covering fieldwork undertaken 4-10 November.

20 years of Harry Potter

To celebrate 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, VCD teamed up with Visit Northumberland to create a series of marketing activity.

Tourism Superstar 2022

Nominations are open until 17 December for VisitEngland's annual Tourism Superstar competition, and for 2022, teams as well as individuals can be nominated for the award

Breaking Ground at Raby Castle

Work has started on a significant development at Raby Castle that promises to attract new visitors to the area and create outstanding recreation for the local community.

Autumn Conference

The Visit County Durham autumn conference was held yesterday, with the key theme of responsible and sustainable travel.