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Cartridge Crafts


Unique Handmade Gifts Using Recycled Cartridges and Feathers Made in Weardale by Dawn Barnett OUR VISITORS SAY Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look below at some of our lovely feedback. [...]

Cartridge Crafts2019-06-18T13:34:38+00:00

Durham Dales Craft Markets Are Back!!


We are starting the Friday Markets again on April 5th and also on April 19th (Good Friday), 11am - 3pm. Followed by the first Friday of every month. Come along and support our local stalls, everyone welcome! For more information or if you would like to book a stall please contact Chris on 07813629304.

Durham Dales Craft Markets Are Back!!2019-02-27T11:05:17+00:00

Living North


Living North is a regional monthly magazine, which takes a looks at everything going on in the North East, from city, to seaside and country. OUR VISITORS SAY Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look [...]

Living North2019-01-30T15:54:32+00:00

Weardale Gazette


Weardale's local paper providing local community with all the information on what goes on in the Dales. The paper is packed full of stories of the locals and information on  what is happening in each village on sale in the Gift Shop. OUR VISITORS SAY [...]

Weardale Gazette2019-01-30T15:51:09+00:00



Brakeburn clothing company began back in 2011 in Poole, Dorset.  At Brakeburn, their team of talented designers use their beautiful outdoor surroundings, whether it's on the beach at dawn, cycling to the office, or a weekend dog walk in the country as inspiration to design hand drawn prints, unique detailing, flattering fits and comfortable fabrics. [...]




Zelly are the premier wholesaler for quality scarves and accessories in the UK, re-established in 2014. Offering unique collections, creating beautiful, unusual and well priced accessories which work well with current trends. OUR VISITORS SAY Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands [...]


George Nairn


Local author and postcard collector George Nairn of 'Durham Collieries' and 'Northumberland Collieries' books are made up of old picture postcards.  A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions. OUR VISITORS SAY Here at the Durham Dales [...]

George Nairn2019-01-29T16:38:16+00:00

Val Vayro


Local Author Val Vayro grew up in the Dales of Northern England.  After qualifying as a teacher and progressing to a primary head school head teacher for 20 years, Val has spent her time writing her first novel 'A Swaledale Odyssey' about the joys and hardships of a dales blacksmith. [...]

Val Vayro2019-01-29T15:52:19+00:00

Margaret Manchester


Local Author Margaret Manchester lives in County Durham with her family.  Margaret born in Weardale, researched her family history which sparked interest in local history and after studying local history and archaeology, led her to write her debut novel 'The Lead Miner's Daughter' OUR VISITORS SAY [...]

Margaret Manchester2019-01-29T15:09:52+00:00

Andrew Clark


Andrew Clark is a Newcastle author and publisher who has written over 20 books on local history. His books include: 'North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s'; 'Wartime Memories - Stories of the Second World War in the the North East'. He has been collecting memories, old photographs and memorabilia for over [...]

Andrew Clark2019-01-30T15:44:55+00:00