Bowlees Visitor Centre - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Bowlees
Newbiggin
County Durham
DL12 0XF

Tel: +44 01833 622145

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Guide Prices

Car parking (small voluntary charge) is available at the nearby picnic area.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    183
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • John N
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Visit to High Force and Low Force waterfalls
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
    We 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 C
    Penrith
    An excellent centre for visiting upper teesdale
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    The 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
  • Markofltc
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    Stopped 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

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Donation requested.

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Shorter hours and weekend working may be introduced between Oct - Dec. Please confirm before visit 01833 622145

Map & Directions

Road 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.

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