Durham Dales Centre

Visitor Centre In The Heart Of Weardale

Warm welcome beautiful location

The Durham Dales Centre is situated in Stanhope, Weardale in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A unique venue with a range of attractions such as a tearoom offering homemade hot and cold meals, speciality coffees and teas, gift-shop and speciality craft shops, gardens, visitor information and business offices.

The Durham Dales Centre is home to a great range of facilities aside from shops and the tearoom.

Things to do

Here at the Durham Dales Centre in the heart of Weardale there is always plenty to do. Situated in Weardale we are the perfect location to start exploring picturesque Stanhope and the surrounding area.

Durham Dales Kitchen
Durham Dales Centre Gift Shop
Available office space at the Durham Dales Centre


Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look below at some of our lovely feedback.

Nice little gift shops and a great cafe have a nice all day breakfast and some great Sunday dinners all at a good price!


Plenty of parking, nice shops and café very good food. We used the centre as a base for a walk around the quarry then back for food.


The staff are always pleasant and helpful (even when run off their feet). The menu has a good selection and the food is homemade, would recommend the mince pie with all the trimmings.