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Durham Named UK’s 2nd Most Accessible City

Durham has been ranked as the UK’s 2nd most accessible city by HomeToGo.

Published: 19 July 2019


Stargazing Festival Programme 'launches' to Coincide with 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

The programme for the third North Pennines Stargazing Festival is being released in the week of the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon. The return of the sell-out festival is set for Autumn half term (23 October to 3 November 2019).

Published: 17 July 2019


Businesses praise benefits of Cricket World Cup

With an estimated 70,000 people from around the world flocking to County Durham over the past week to enjoy the Cricket World Cup, the event is being hailed a major success for the area.

Published: 08 July 2019


Visitors to Bishop Auckland will receive a world class welcome

New road signs welcoming visitors into Bishop Auckland announce the town’s status as a WorldHost Destination.

Published: 05 July 2019


Cricket World Cup fever gripping County Durham

Cricket World Cup fever is well and truly gripping the nation and one of the world’s biggest sport events is now just days away from arriving in County Durham.

Published: 24 June 2019


1950s comes to life…first 1950s Town exhibit opening at Beamish Museum

The 1950s is being brought to life with the opening of the first building in a 1950s Town at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

Published: 19 June 2019


Festival dishes out foodie fun by the sea to thousands

Almost 15,000 people headed to the first Seaham Food Festival yesterday (Sunday).

Published: 10 June 2019


Revamped North East England Tourism Awards launched

Tourism businesses in the North East are being encouraged to enter the new-look North East England Tourism Awards as applications open today (Thursday 6 June).

Published: 07 June 2019


Volunteers recognised for their priceless contribution

Dedicated volunteers are being recognised for their hard work in running a range of community events and activities across County Durham.

Published: 07 June 2019


Call for volunteers to make Durham shine as Lumiere returns

The UK’s largest light festival is set to return with shining splendour this November, and organisers are calling for people to be part of it.

Published: 04 June 2019


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Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 winner announced

Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 winner announced

Brian Harvey from Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens has been announced as the 2019 Durham Tourism Superstar.

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Published: 2019-07-17


Durham celebrates England's Cricket World Cup success

Durham celebrates England's Cricket World Cup success

Durham is celebrating England's triumph as the team lifted the men's ICC Cricket World Cup for the very first time.

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Published: 2019-07-17


Regional inbound tourism research

Regional inbound tourism research

In 2018, the UK welcomed 37.9m inbound visitors, and VisitBritian has created a report looking at the regional distribution of inbound visitors to the UK during 2018

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Published: 2019-07-17


North East Tourism Awards - reminder

North East Tourism Awards - reminder

Visit County Durham would like to remind tourism businesses in the county to submit an application for the North East Tourism Awards 2020. 

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Published: 2019-07-17


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