2019 is set to be an unmissable year in Durham, with a packed programme of festivals, events, anniversaries and openings.
The UK’s largest light festival, Lumiere Durham, will return in November for its 10th anniversary edition, whilst summer will see the county play host to the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Summer highlights include the return of Durham Brass Festival and the Great North Festival of Agriculture at Beamish Museum. The Wolsingham Show gives visitors a taste of rural life in Autumn, whilst the North Pennines Stargazing Festival and Durham Book Festival are not to be missed. The incredible year draws to a close with Lumiere and the Durham City Traditional Christmas Festival – just a few of the unmissable events and festivals taking place across the county.
Some of Durham’s most iconic attractions also have exciting new experiences for visitors in 2019. Auckland Castle, the 900-year-old former home of the Prince Bishops of Durham and one of the best preserved medieval bishops’ palaces in Europe will once again welcome visitors, whilst Durham Cathedral Tower will reopen following conservation works to preserve it for future generations. And at Beamish Museum the £18 million Remaking Beamish scheme continues, creating a range of new ways for people to experience the heritage of the North East.
Whether it’s a food festival getting your taste buds tingling, music or dance getting your toes tapping, drama putting you on the edge of your seat, an exhibition that opens your eyes, a heritage event bringing the past to life or a festival that lets you get back to nature – you’re certain to have an eventful time in Durham.
Find out more at www.thisisdurham.com/19.