Bowlees Visitor Centre

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
    170
  • Very Good
    78
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • lucyk762
    Brampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Only used the car park
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th August 2019
    Set off from the car park for a 10mile walk past both Low and High force. Loved how it was pay what you want, made you feel like you wanted to pay more. Excellent volunteer giving advice at the car... Read full review
  • zoe_davisheaney
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Best food!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th August 2019
    Having visited last week, we cannot recommend this visitor centre highly enough. Home cooked, locally sourced food (local hams, cheeses, home cooked cakes etc) with sandwiches, bacon rolls and... Read full review
  • dobiedurham2016
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Wild Wednesdays
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    What a lovely afternoon, looking at habitats of animals and creatures for our 9 year old grandson. Building a den and making a bug hotel. A visit to the cafe afterwards just finished off the time... 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

2019 (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
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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