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Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

To add an item to ‘My Shortlist’, click the relevant

Add to Excursion

What's On

This Month

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front...

Cricket: Investec Test Match, England v Sri Lanka

Cricket: Investec Test Match, England v Sri Lanka

In 2016, Durham will once again welcome the England national team.  On Friday 27th May – Tuesday...

Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

The first ever Heritage Coast Festival celebrating the county’s fascinating coastal heritage. To...

Welcome to your guide to what's on in Durham. Our packed year-round events calendar means there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit – from fascinating exhibitions and world-class events and festivals, to theatre, food, entertainment and international sporting events.

Be one of the first visitors to explore Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's new world-class exhibition spaces opening in 2016, and enjoy the return of festival favourites including Brass and the Bishop Auckland Food Festival. See the Flying Scotsman pull into Locomotion in July, and reach for the beach as the first ever Heritage Coast Festival opens in May.

Prepare  to be amazed as Eleven Arches presents Kynren - An epic tale of England, an epic live action-packed night show coming to Bishop Auckland that will take you through 2,000 years of British history through the eyes of North East England via fourteen 90-minute shows across the summer.

Plus, with England taking on Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground in a test match on the May bank holiday, it's an exciting time for sports fans too. 

Further Afield

Make Durham your base to enjoy one of the incredible events taking place nearby, including, the Great North Run and Sunderland Air Show. Find out more about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

Find out more about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

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Looking ahead...