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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 Gift Shop

The Durham Dales Centre gift shop boasts an inspiring and varied range of quality cards, gifts, jewellery and clothing. Our range constantly changes with trends and seasons, seeing new products being added to the range constantly. 

Opening times: 10am - 5pm

Browse Some of our brands

Here at the Durham Dales Centre we believe in offering you the widest selction of premium brands possible.


*Blue Eyed Sun*

Blue Eyed Sun is an award winning UK greeting card company specialising in handmade and high end design-led greeting cards.  

Founded in 2000, the business now sells to the best gift card shops around the world including Harrods, Paperchase, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwick and Cards Galore as well as many of the top independent retailers across the UK. 

*By The Shed*

By The Shed produces a quirky range of jewellery and accessories inspired by the Great British garden and thoughts of living the "Good Life"

Established in 2013 by designer Charlotte Dowson the company offers a contemporary twist on gardening gift ideas.

Each individually designed item is carefully handcrafted in the North East and we have a good range of items in stock.

 *Pure by Coppercraft*

Pure by Coppercraft is a UK manufacturer of decorative, therapeutic bracelets and jewellery, initially manufacturing in copper and magnetic bracelets for use as alternative medical therapies.

The bracelets continue to use traditional components, such as copper and magnetic hematite beads and semi-precious stones are also incorporated some of the designs.

Weardale Postcards by Magnartism

Local scenery postcards, fridge magnets and coasters.  Photos courtesy of Tom Nattrass.

Best Kept Secrets

Best Kept Secrets Candles and Soaps are handmade in the UK, Morpeth in the heart of Northumberland. 

Using only premium locally sourced supplies and traditional production and hand finishing every product with care and attention.

Otus Designs 

Otus Designs is a collection of hand formed ceramics in rich colours, skillfully hand crafted products with elegant patterns. 

Otus Designs Ltd represents exclusively thirteen artists from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.  

Robert Fuller Now In Stock

Beautiful Wildlife Cards & Gifts

Robert E Fuller is one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists.  

A recognised authority on wildlife, Robert often appears on television and regularly writes about his wildlife subjects.

Crakel Cards

Crakel Coaster Cards is a unique range of wildlife cards and coasters making a perfect present and card in one. Only launched last year.

The designs of the cards are by local wildlife illustration artist, Jina Gelder. 


Premium quality leatherware from eyecatching Purses, Wrist Bags to Retro Wallets.

Putting the fun into functionality!

Lakeland Childrens Books

Lakeland Childrens Books is a family-run business specialising in children's books, established since 1996 and based in Millom, Cumbria. 

Lakeland Children's Books are bright & colourful. With ranges suitable for all ages and prices to suit all pockets they make ideal gifts!

Abacus Greeting Cards

Abacus is one of the leading greetings companies in the UK. A diverse and imaginative range of greeting cards.

Tie Studio London

Mens Novelity Ties, Socks and Cufflinks and Ladies Scarves.


Northern Heritage Books, Ordanance Survey Maps, Weardale Gazette, Living North and much more.

Creative Space

Welcome to our Creative Space which is home to local craft artists and is located in the Durham Dales Centre Gift Shop. Should you like to hire a space please contact us for more information.

Local craft artisits are:

Just For Women

The ladies from the Be Creative Shop at the Just For Women Centre in Stanley make beautiful handcrafted items from cushions, rag rugs, throws, baby blankets and much more.



Colroy is a local company based at Eastgate. The Walking Stick Grabber is a 2 in 1 walking stick made in Great Britain.  The Colroy Retriver is a stylish, high quality walking stick which incorporates an ingenius and easy to use grabbing mechanism, making the perfect stick for retrieving fallen or out of reach smaller, lightweight objects. 

Lestryne Tweedy

Lestryne is a director of the Just for Women Centre in Stanley.  Craft is her passion and a theraputic medcine, she also teaches ladies at the centre and enjoy's participating in their craft workshops.  Lestryne makes candles and kopo knitted cowls and mitts.

Carmen Hodgson

 We are now selling a range of hand decorated plant pots and slate pictures and “Just Quirky Things” locally made in the West Auckland area.


Curiously Contrary by Abigail

Unique handcrafted items, created for individuals.......these unique items have been hand made by Abigail Lagden, a local artist based in Teesdale.  They are made by using fabric which is sculpted, hardened and then coloured, producing stunning tectures and a mythical, magical feel.  

If you are intrigued by this technique and would like to try fabric sculpting, Abigail also runs workshops here at Durham Dales Centre please see our events section for more details 


Linda Lyons 

Has just joined us in the gift shop Linda makes everything by hand. She describes her craft as "vintage twist with pearls and lace" 


handmade by Lolla Mac

New to the gift shop is Lolla Mac  Distinctive, contemporary jewellery, designed and handcrafted by Lolla using traditional metal-smithing techniques. Lolla aim is to produce simple, yet striking pieces of jewellery suitable for all occasions.









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.