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:

  • JulietNorthYorkshire
    North Yorkshire
    Trip Type:
    Innovative Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th October 2018
    We called there for tea after a long walk. Very nice staff, good tea shop and interesting place with visual information. Very clean. Car park was good and well signed and lots of things for kids to... Read full review
  • Joseph H
    Trip Type:
    The Ford Kitchen
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 27th October 2018
    Excellent scrummy chocolate cake and hot chocolate by the lovely warm wood burning stove. Lovely friendly staff! Will be back soon! Read full review
  • John T
    Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th October 2018
    We visited twice on a recent holiday to Teesdale, with our 2 grandchildren. Both times the cafe was excellent and good for children. The river proved popular with the children despite the... 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

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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