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  • Durham Dales Centre.

    A unique venue offering a range of attractions.
  • Tearoom.

    Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees & teas, & irresistible home baking.
  • Gardens.

    Enjoy the view of the 18th century gazebo.
  • Gift Shop & Speciality Crafts.

    Inspiring and varied range of gifts & crafts.
Dales Centre Tearoom


Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees, teas & irresistible home baking.

Dales Centre Gift Shop

Gift Shop & Crafts.

An inspiring & varied range of gifts, jewellery, clothing & cards, along with speciality craft shops to browse.

Dales Centre Visitor Information

Tourist Information.

Knowledgable & friendly staff along with ordnance survey maps, walking & cycling books & local history & geography books.

Durham Dales Centre News

Here at the Durham Dales Centre we have lots happening every day. Exciting new items arriving in the gift shop, delicious treats in the tearoom and occasionally we hold special events here at the Durham Dales Centre. Read on below to find out what we are up to or sign up to receive news and special offers directly via email.

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Rural business hub offers free advice to kitchen table start-ups

Rural business hub offers free advice to kitchen table start-ups

Tuesday, 08 September 2015
A business hub serving one of England’s most beautiful and unspoiled areas is offering free expert advice to reach kitchen table entrepreneurs and small firms looking to take the next step on...


Friday, 07 August 2015
Seventeen dogs from all over the North took part in the first ever Doggy Day at the Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope.  Breeds of all shapes and sizes wagged their tails, looked soulful and caught...
Summer Fun Garden Games

Summer Fun Garden Games

Monday, 06 July 2015
New Garden Games at the Durham Dales Centre! Free of charge just a deposit needed, £10 deposit for chess and all other games £5. Deposit returned if games are returned in the original condition....

New Large Screen TV in the Tearoom!

Monday, 06 July 2015
We will be showing high profile football matches, rugby, tennis, racing and motor sports. A great way for the male species to be occupied, freeing up the womenfolk to shop at their leisure or vice...
Tearoom Staff donates to the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK

Tearoom Staff donates to the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK

Sunday, 17 May 2015
Durham Dales Centre Tearoom staff donated £116.58 to the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK. Benjamin who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, and his Family came this morning to collect the money.

New Shmoo Milkshakes!

Friday, 01 May 2015
We are shaking it up a little in the Durham Dales Centre Tearoom with; New to the Menu Shmoo Mikshakes. Shmoo are made to order fresh, thick milkshakes. Choose from Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana!...

New childrens area in the Gift Shop and the Tearoom!

We now have a childrens area in our Gift Shop and Tearoom, so they can have fun colouring in or reading while you take the time to browse the Shop...
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Contact us.

  • Visit us.
    Durham Dales Centre
    Castle Gardens, Stanhope
    County Durham
    DL13 2FJ

    01388 527650
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Opening Times.

    • Gift Shop: 1000-1700
    • Durham Dales Kitchen: 0900-1700

The retail units have their own opening times. Please check directly with the individual retailers.