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Bowlees Visitor Centre

County Durham
DL12 0XF

Tel: +44 01833 622145

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Bowlees Visitor Centre

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:

  • Jamie P
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great start and end for a long hike
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    We park here regularly for going on long walks in teesdale - parking charge isn't too much and there are toilets. Good ice cream which is always welcome after a long hike! Read full review
  • A N
    Woodbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    High Force visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th May 2018
    Parked at centre to walk to High Force, which was fantastic. On return had tea and cake at the centre, best tea we had all week. Cake was superb, staff very friendly. Read full review
  • pearharbour
    Trip Type:
    Lovely place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th May 2018
    Park your car in the car park voluntary charge of £2 for all day walk down the path to the visitors centre with a small outside area for the children to play with kitchen area with pots and pans to... Read full review


Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Donation requested.


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Provider Facilities

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

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 Summer (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 17:00
Oct (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)

* Open 1030–1630 in October.

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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