2022: click here for: a monthly update of attractions,   a list of upcoming events and   public toilets


Durham Pointers

Visitor Assistance Volunteers

Are you visiting Durham? Looking for places to go? Things to do? You need a Pointer! We provide information for locals and visitors in the heart of Durham City

To see our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts just click on the icons in the top right corner of the screen.

Welcome to Durham

Whatever your reason for coming to Durham – perhaps you’re a tourist, here on business, studying or maybe you live in the area – we will do our best to enhance your visit. We are a group of local volunteers who love our city, know it well and are proud of its rich history. We can help you to find your way around and provide you with information about the city and its treasures. Contact us via email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Ensure you have accurate info about the city’s attractions by checking our Monthly Update

2021: Our season has now finished but you can still contact us online with any queries.

Ruth’s Ramblings and Janice’s Jottings give ideas of local walks 


We were delighted to add the 2018 North East England Tourism Award Gold Award for top Visitor Information Provider in the region to our existing 2017 Gold Award. We were also very proud to receive the prestigious Durham County Council’s Chairman’s Medal in May 2018, further recognition of our contribution to the city.

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As a volunteer run service, we are entirely dependent on the generosity of others to help fund our service, so we are very grateful to all our sponsors and supporters. If you would like to make a contribution toward funding our services please use our Local Giving page.
To contact us or comment on the service you have received from us please complete the relevant section on the CONTACT page or email us directly.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic we have been unable to update our leaflets this year but if you pick one up from us the QR link will take you to our Weekly Update with accurate information