New Durham World Heritage Site website marks 25th anniversary of World Heritage status
(19 January 2011)
A new website promoting Durham's historic World Heritage Site has been launched to mark the 25th anniversary the City's Cathedral and Castle achieving World Heritage status
The website is the first in a year-long series of projects and activities commemorating the anniversary.
It provides a comprehensive overview of the World Heritage Site's significance, its history, its architecture, and current events and activities. It will also serve as on-line repository for research and documents.
Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, which is home to University College, were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.
Canon Rosalind Brown, Chair of the Durham World Heritage Site Coordinating Committee, said: "We are very proud to launch the website which will prove to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in Durham World Heritage Site, from the casual visitor to Durham to school students doing a project and researchers wanting easy access to information and documents."
Seif El Rashidi, Durham World Heritage Site Coordinator, said: "The main aim of the website is to provide, clear, accurate, and interesting information about the World Heritage Site, both for people who intend to visit Durham, and those who wish to find out more about what they have already seen.
"We see it as a dynamic website that will evolve over time."
The website was developed by Hiltonian Media and funded by the Durham World Heritage Site Partners (Durham University, Durham Cathedral, Durham County Council, Durham City Vision, English Heritage and ONE North East) and Durham University's Department of Archaeology.
Other ongoing Durham World Heritage Site projects include a World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, due to open in May 2011.
To visit the new website go to www.durhamwhs.com