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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.

Northumbria Basketry Group's Tenth Anniversary Touring Celebration & Exhibition

Northumbria Basketry Group's Tenth Anniversary Touring Celebration & Exhibition

Weaving Our History.....

Northumbria Basketry Group came into existence ten years and the group is celebrating this milestone with a Tenth Birthday Touring Exhibition and Celebration. They are delighted that the Durham Dales Centre is their first venue and you will be able to meet them there from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May, 10.30am to 4.00pm.
In addition to displaying a wide variety of baskets, sculptures and other items, all created by their members using willow and other materials, the group will be running daily drop-in willow-weaving taster sessions. There will also be workshops (pre-booking needed) for anyone who would like to spend a morning or an afternoon weaving with willow. Details of these will be appearing on www.northumbriabasketrygroup.co.uk in the next few weeks.

A newly-published book, ‘The Fishing Baskets of Northumberland’, is to be launched during the tour. This will be available to buy during the exhibition, along with a selection of other basketry items.

The group is also researching traditional British baskets and warmly invites anyone who has baskets that have belonged to family members for a long time to bring them to the event to be photographed.

Read more about the exhibition and associated events at www.northumbriabasketrygroup.co.uk 
or for more information email info@northumbriabasketrygroup.co.uk       

Contact us.

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    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.