Press Releases

National marketing campaign showcases Durham’s amazing experiences

Visit County Durham is encouraging visitors to enjoy the county’s heritage attractions through a series of amazing experiences, with the launch of their This is amazing, This is Durham national marketing campaign.

Published: 23 July 2019


Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 winner announced

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

Published: 11 July 2019


North East partnership welcomes government’s tourism sector deal announcement

A consortium of North East partners has today (Friday 28 June) welcomed the Government’s tourism sector deal announcement and set out the region’s intention to bid to become a Tourism Zone.

Published: 02 July 2019


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019

Visit County Durham has announced a shortlist of five shining stars from Durham’s tourism industry who are hoping to become Durham Tourism Superstar 2019.

Published: 21 June 2019


City churches open their doors to tourism

Heritage tourism in Durham City is set to benefit from a new Churches, Chapels and Cafés guide, which launches this week.

Published: 11 June 2019


'City Celebrations' to Deliver Unforgettable #CWC19 Fan Experience in Durham

This summer thousands of new and existing cricket fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup action as all 10 world class host cities bring the tournament to life in iconic locations.

Published: 01 May 2019


County Durham’s leaders take their message to Westminster

Durham is a great place to live, work and invest – that’s the message the county’s leaders took right to the heart of government this week.

Published: 01 May 2019


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019

Visit County Durham is encouraging nominations for the shining stars of the county’s tourism industry in the Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 awards, following the national success of its previous winners.  

Published: 29 April 2019


Tourism body appoints new board members

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has made two new appointments to its board. Carol Woods, owner of Durham Cottages and Stephen King, commercial director of Go North East, join the existing 10 directors whose role it is to oversee its strategic direction and corporate management.

Published: 09 April 2019


Community Commemorates Cornish Centenary

The County Durham mining community that provided a lifetime of inspiration for artist Norman Cornish, will sit at the heart of a special exhibition, commemorating his centenary year.

Published: 26 March 2019


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