Situated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields that boast some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a memorable one.
With acres of accessible countryside, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky, these are just some of the reasons why you should make this a place to discover and explore in 2016.
The visitor centre has a café, gift shop, outdoor picnic seating, a star gazing hammock, nature trail, mud kitchen, art gallery displaying works by local artists, free wifi and ample parking.
We run all kinds of events throughout the year and full details can be found on our website www.visitbowlees.org.uk.
Car parking (small voluntary charge) is available at the nearby picnic area.
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good83
- John NCardiff, United KingdomVisit to High Force and Low Force waterfallsTuesday, 3rd March 2020We visited the centre and used this as a base for a lovely river walk to see the waterfalls. These were in full spate owing to the recent storms and were spectacular. The river walk was easy to do... Read full review
- Derek CPenrithAn excellent centre for visiting upper teesdaleWednesday, 18th March 2020The centre is an excellent place to start your visit to upper Teesdale. The helpful and knowledgeable staff will suggest a variety of activities and there is a wonderful cafe in the same... Read full review
- MarkofltcTrip Type:CouplesNice venueWednesday, 18th March 2020Stopped here for a walk with the dog and a look at low force. In the past we have stopped at high force and paid to park and then paid to walk to the falls and then got a fine of £60 for not paying... Read full review
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - Donation requested.
- Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe
|Season (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Shorter hours and weekend working may be introduced between Oct - Dec. Please confirm before visit 01833 622145
Map & Directions
From Barnard Castle take B6277 north west through Middleton in Teesdale. Visitor Centre is on right just past Newbiggin.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station is Darlington Station.