Situated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields that boast some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a memorable one.
With acres of accessible countryside, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky, these are just some of the reasons why you should make this a place to discover and explore in 2016.
The visitor centre has a café, gift shop, outdoor picnic seating, a star gazing hammock, nature trail, mud kitchen, art gallery displaying works by local artists, free wifi and ample parking.
We run all kinds of events throughout the year and full details can be found on our website www.visitbowlees.org.uk.
Car parking (small voluntary charge) is available at the nearby picnic area.
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good78
- Shirley HIpswich, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyLovely placeSaturday, 6th July 2019Visited here on holiday, lovely place. Park here and walked to the waterfalls Low Force and High Force. Donation welcome for car park. Picked up directions from helpful staff in the centre. We had a... Read full review
- 90grantdCarlisle, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyWaterfall HuntingSunday, 7th July 2019We visited Gibsons Cave and Summerhill waterfall after being to Ashgill Force in Alston. We managed to get a parking space in the visitors centre car park before walking to Gibsons cave. It is a... Read full review
- TheShad67Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesStop Off After The WaterfallsTuesday, 9th July 2019The Ford Kitchen is a great little place to stop for lunch and a cuppa. Clean, tidy, very friendly, and good value. There's a good selection of hot and cold food, but not a vast choice. The food is... Read full review
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - Donation requested.
- Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe
|2019 (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Shorter hours and weekend working may be introduced between Oct - Dec. Please confirm before visit 01833 622145
Map & 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.