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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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Totalpost
    Trip Type:
    Take a few hours to experience all of this site - a gem for the area
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd December 2017
    Stopped for afternoon tea in the Bowlees centre, managed by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and immensely surprised and happy with the quality of food, staff and surroundings. Even... Read full review
  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Average visitor centre in a lovely location.
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd December 2017
    Bowlees Visitor Centre is in a lovely woodland location and would no doubt be a great place to visit in spring or summer. On a cold, wet afternoon however, the visitor centre itself takes centre... Read full review
  • Peter K
    Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great day out at Low Force
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th November 2017
    Great day out at Low Force. The pennine way follows the Tees up the south side of the river. So it was great to walk up it and view the river and water falls. Great Setting. 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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