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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.

Christmas Lights in Stanhope

Christmas Lights in Stanhope

At a meeting last month, a group of local people met in the Function Room at Durham Dales Centre and decided it WOULD be a good idea to work towards getting the centre of Stanhope lit up in a festive fashion for Christmas 2017. One of the group has reported that we have been offered a “Christmas Tree” which we hope to get permission to site in front of St Thomas’ Church near the Market Cross.


We invite you to join the Action group! With your help; Stanhope could be made very attractive during ‘the holiday season’. We need to make more plans and raise some money. Come to the launch meeting on Thursday 5th September, 5.30 – 6.30 in the Durham Dales Centre Function Room to help to get the project started.


If you can let us know that you’ll be attending the meeting, please do: it will help to plan for refreshments etc.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Oscar Watson

Contact us.

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

    01388 527650
  • Email us.
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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.