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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

Funding for digital improvement

Tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses in County Durham are among those who can apply for a share of an almost £1million fund to help them in their recovery from the effects of Covid-19. 

Durham Pocket Guide 2022

Work is now underway in conjunction with our publishing partner, Offstone, to create the 2022 edition of the Durham Pocket Guide, with Visit County Durham partners able to benefit from exclusive discounted rates.

Rail consultation

Great British Railways (GBR) is a new public body set up by government that will run and plan the rail network, own the infrastructure, procure passenger services and set most fares and timetables.

The year in search

Throughout 2021, the pandemic continued to have a profound effect on the county's visitor economy.

Try before you buy scheme

To help make the decision about switching to electric, Durham County Council is offering small and medium-sized businesses in the county the chance to borrow an electric van for up to three weeks.