Press Releases

Durham celebrates record tourism growth in 2017

Newly published research measuring the volume and value of tourism to Durham has revealed that the county’s ambitious tourism targets have been exceeded three years ahead of schedule.

Published: 17 July 2018


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2018

Visit County Durham has announced a shortlist of five shining stars from Durham’s tourism industry who are hoping to become Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2018.

Published: 26 June 2018


Save the Date: Second stargazing festival will be out of this world

Dates for the second North Pennines Stargazing Festival have been announced and after last year’s stellar success, the 2018 festival promises to be out of this world.

Published: 13 June 2018


Golfers to hit the trail as Durham launches first ever mini-tour event

Amateur golfers from across the country have chance to be part of golfing history by signing up for Durham's first ever mini-tour event.

Published: 11 June 2018


Visitors invited to light up the past and ‘make their own history’ in Durham

Durham is a destination packed with new experiences in stunning historic buildings and award-winning museums. Visit County Durham’s newest seasonal campaign invites visitors to delve into Durham’s past and make their own history across the county.

Published: 17 May 2018


Durham to host three Cricket World Cup Matches 2019

Durham will host three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, including England’s final group game against New Zealand, as the ICC today announced the full schedule for the tournament.

Published: 27 April 2018


Durham visitor satisfaction levels hit record high

The highest ever levels of visitor satisfaction have been reported following an assessment of the county’s network of visitor information points.

Published: 24 April 2018


Durham Annual Tourism Forum celebrates industry during English Tourism Week

Visit County Durham’s annual Tourism Forum addressed tourism businesses and industry representatives from across the county at Ramside Hall Hotel today as part of national English Tourism Week celebrations (Mar 22).

Published: 22 March 2018


Durham to benefit from £1m East of England investment

A partnership of destinations including Durham has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund to encourage more German visitors to explore Eastern England.

Published: 09 March 2018


Durham Tourism Superstar shortlisted for national award

Hall Hill Farm shepherd and winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award Richard Darlington has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

Published: 12 February 2018


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