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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 Visitor Information

Situated within the Durham Dales Centre, the Visitor Information Point offers an array of leaflets and information, plus staff offering basic advice and help on Stanhope and the Durham Dales. We can help you make the most of your time whatever your reason for visiting.

Maps, Guides and Books. 

On sale are ordnance survey maps, walking and cycling guides and a wide range of books covering the history and geography of the area. Weardale and Teesdale offer some of the most magnificent scenery in the country, they truly are a treasure waiting to be found! 

Top Tip: Stanhope finds itself running along the edge of ordnance survey map OL31, to cover the area fully you will require maps OL31 & 307.  

Walking in Weardale Book 2 by Kevin Shevels.

Walking in Weardale, 9 walks around the Durham Dales, £9.99.

Following the success of his previous two books, 'Walks from Stanhope' and 'Walking in Weardale', Kevin Shevels continues his exploration of this beautiful but rugged Durham Dales.

Walking & Cycling Book by Paddy Dillon.

Walking in County Durham, 40 walking routes and 10 traffic-free cycle routes on sale here £12.95

The book includes the Stanhope and Stanhope Dene walking route, 9 miles of walking in the stunning countryside surrounding Stanhope.

County Durham Wit & Humour by Stanley Cuthbert.

Bradwell's book of County Durham Wit & Humour £3.99, has plenty of jokes, some sporty jokes, one liners and a few jokes to prove how well the people of County Durham get along with their neighbours in Northumberland and lake District!

Durham County Car Sticker. 

New in stock County Durham car sticker £1.20 each. 

Coaches Welcome

The Durham Dales Centre is the ideal place to stop when visiting the Durham Dales.

The Durham Dales Centre offers: Onsite parking, fully accessible site, public toilets, 60 seater Tearoom, boasting an extensive menu of homemade produce. A range of craft and gift shops, Visitor Information Point, Walled Dales Garden, complete with pond and seating, meet and greet service for your visiting coaches. We also provide complimentary refreshments and a light meal for the drivers of visiting coaches as well as 10% discount in the Durham Dales Centre Gift Shop. Contact us for further information.

Accommodation, Events & Activites.

For events and activities at the Durham Dales Centre please see our events page.

For events, activities and accommodation in Stanhope, Weardale and the surrounding area please use one of the links below.

For booking accommodation, events and activities for the County Durham please visit http://www.thisisdurham.com/

For local information, accommodation, events and activities please visit http://www.discoverweardale.com/



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: 1000-1600
    • Durham Dales Kitchen: 0900-1600

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