Durham Dales Centre

A unique venue offering a range of attractions.

Durham Dales Business Facilities & Support

The Durham Dales Centre is part of Business Durham, therefore offering business space in Weardale and support for local enterprises. We have a range of units to let, all offering fantastic benefits: 24 Hour Access, Alarm System, Car Parking, Disabled Access, Broadband, BT line.
If you are looking for business space in Stanhope, Weardale please get in touch with us today.

Function room

Are you looking for space to meet, run activities, events or celebrations? We can help! If you need a bright, clean and well-equipped space, our 50 seater function room will be perfect for your needs. We would love to welcome you to the Durham Dales Centre. You can find us in the middle of Weardale in the lovely village of Stanhope in the former gardens of Stanhope Castle. The beautiful buildings include shops and office-based businesses as well as our own Gift Shop and Tea Room. The Centre’s beautiful gardens are a great place to relax between sessions. We can offer you

  • An audio-visual Smart Board with interactive white screen, light pens etc.

  • Wifi Access

  • Flip Chart

  • On site Catering: private service or access to the Durham Dales Kitchen

  • Free car parking

  • Break out space by arrangement

Business support

As a Business Durham tenant your business will benefit from the guidance of our experienced business development managers. In addition, we have a number of support programmes such as the Durham Business Opportunities Programme to help your business discover new opportunities. Your dedicated business development officer for your area is Lisa Wall. Learn how our finance initiatives such as Finance Durham and the County Durham Growth Fund can help your business prosper.
Explore the benefits of attending our varied events programme to expand your network, broaden your knowledge and raise your profile. Plus, our knowledgeable and experienced team can provide your business with an accessible route into Durham County Council services.
In conclusion, Business Durham is not just a landlord – we work with you to help your business prosper.

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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.