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County Durham

County Durham is a large county with a wide range of settlements and landscapes.

The region has seen investment in high-tech businesses to diversify its output, including:

  • telecommunications
  • advanced electronics
  • pharmaceutical
  • biotech companies

Businesses in County Durham are adding to the success of the economy in the county and the wider North East of England.

County Durham homes along the river

Step back in time at fascinating heritage attractions including Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, and see history come to life at Kynren – the must-see open-air spectacular that takes place in Bishop Auckland every summer.

Seek out hidden gems in market towns and villages in the Durham Dales, relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity on the Durham Coast, or get outdoors and active with walking and cycling routes revealing unforgettable views across the county. And when it’s time to refuel, you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning eateries and delicious local produce.

Old bus driving through Beamish museum