Bowlees Visitor Centre

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.


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • goddessmunchie
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    a great short walk if you don't feel like walking!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd February 2019
    A real hidden gem with easy access walking for all ages. A beautiful walk along the riverside with lots to see along the way. Well thought out and interesting with a spectacular cave and waterfall... Read full review
  • Tibz_Traveler
    York, United Kingdom
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    What a stop this is fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th March 2019
    I absolutely adore this visitor center with a large carpark and many a trail leading off of it staff friendly park here if you are going to high force it only a small hike and has a parking charge... Read full review
  • RSPBjosh
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely place in fantastic contryside
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    I visited High Force last year when I’m the area so decided to do Low Force and Bowles this year! Very easy to find and helpful that car parking charges are suggested donations which I think is a... Read full review



  • 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

2019 (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
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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