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Visiting County Durham
No matter what time of year you plan to visit County Durham, you will always find a wide selection of events to entertain you.
To check what's on, please visit the official tourism website for County Durham – this site also has a list of places to eat and stay, maps of the county, and a little about the history of the area.
Culture Durham is a new website that details events, exhibitions and other cultural events taking place in County Durham.
And whether you want to enjoy stunning scenery, get a breath of fresh air or push yourself to the limit – Durham is your destination.
You can also visit any of Durham County Council's libraries to see information about events and things to do. Library staff will be happy to help you find activities which interest you.
Durham County Council’s Countryside Service organises a range of guided walks and events throughout County Durham.
We are part of the bid for Stockon & Darlington Railway to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Please view location details for NRM Shildon at Google Maps' website.
NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ
• Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: now until 1 Apr). Limited opening at western end of site on Mondays and Tuesdays: See map
• Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 2 Apr - 1 Oct)
• Closed 24–27 Dec and 1 Jan
Where to stay
For information on a range of accommodation throughout the County, from camping to luxury hotels, visit the official tourism website for County Durham.