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Durham Pointers: Visitor Assistance

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

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Welcome to Durham

Important Message from the Pointers’ Chairman (Jan 2021)
Sadly the Covid 19 regulations may still prevent us taking up our usual position in the Market Place to help visitors to Durham this year. We are monitoring the situation and will resume our duties as soon as it is considered safe and sensible to do so.
We all miss carrying out our Pointing duties and meeting up with fellow Pointers, locals and visitors, but we hope the situation improves this year so that we can return to providing our services before too long.

We will be doing our best to keep “pointing" virtually through our social media outlets and the website in the meantime.

Note the phone number will also not be manned. We will still be posting news and information on all our social media.

Ruth’s Ramblings and Janice’s Jottings give ideas of local walks (originally published on our Facebook site)

Our original message to visitors still applies, albeit just virtually at present: “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.

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.

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.