It's been estimated that the Lindisfarne Gospels brought £8.3million into the region's economy. The famous book was at Durham University’s Palace Green Library over the summer. The money generated was taken in at the city's restaurants, cafes and hotels.
100,000 people, from 58 countries, visited the exhibition.
The visitors book gathered 6046 comments from members of the public.
Today is the last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral. It brings to an end a three month exhibition in the centre of Durham City.
Almost 100,000 people have been to see the gospels, which will be returned to the British Library later this week.
They attracted visitors from across the world and have brought in millions of pounds to the region.
Frances Read reports.
Today is the last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral.
The book has been on display there since the beginning of July.
During that time, 100,000 tickets for the exhibition were sold. It all comes to an end this evening, September 30.
The book will be returned to its permanent home in the British Library in London in the next week.
The Lindisfarne Gospels historic visit to Durham comes to an end in a week. They've been here for three months and one hundred thousand people have visited them.
As a grand finale to the exhibition a concert will be held in Durham Cathedral on Saturday. For a sample click on the video above...
Durham Cathedral is a spectacular building in itself and even more so at the moment, as it has been transformed with stunning flower arrangements on an unprecedented scale.
The Jewels of the North display, which is made up of 30,000 blooms, will officially open to the public from tomorrow.
The festival of flowers is inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels which are on display in the city.
Watch the full report from Julie Harrison below.
Preparations are taking place for a huge flower festival at Durham Cathedral, inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels.
The event, called Jewels of the North, will open on 30th August. Work has been taking place behind the scenes for eighteen months.
The fresh flowers will be put in place just before the event.
Pauline Lund is one of the designers:
Durham will continue its summer in the spotlight, as it prepares to host a festival of flowers. The event has been inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels, which are currently on display in the city.
The festival is called Jewels of the North and involves flower clubs across Northumberland and County Durham. It will open on 30th August.
Tens of thousands of people have visited Durham this summer to see the Gospels exhibition. It is taking place a short distance from the cathedral, on Palace Green.
Six weeks after the Lindisfarne Gospels went on display at Durham University's Palace Green Library, visitors to the exhibition can now see a different page of the precious book, the St John Evangelist Portrait.
Businesses in Durham say they're enjoying a boost, thanks to the Lindisfarne Gospels.
The ancient manuscript is on display as part of a summer-long exhibition on Palace Green. It is usually kept at the British Library in London.
Traders and tourist attractions say they've seen a surge in visitors since the exhibition began, leading to a 'feel good factor' across the city.
Watch Helen Ford's report here:
Up to 50,000 people have now visited one of the world's most precious books.
The 1000-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels returned to Durham in June. Businesses in the city say they have benefitted from the extra tourism.