Durham Dales Crafts

Durham Dales Crafts were established in 1990. We are an original business in The Durham Dales Centre, in Stanhope Co Durham. All of our crafts are handmade by local people. The shop is run by our members.

We offer a wide range of gift ideas to suit many tastes and pockets. Some items are exclusive to our shop. We have many loyal customers who know where to shop for that unique present.

Visitors can enjoy a relaxing browse and have a chance to meet the person who handmade that special gift.

About our crafts: Handmade cards to cover every occasion and anniversary. Hand blown and stained glassware. A range of knitted garments and novelties. Soaps and bath fizzers in beauiful boxes.

Choose from a full range of earrings and jewellery. Local photographs from Weardale, Teesdale and beyond. Flower arrangements that reflect the current season. Unique flower lights with an oriental twist. A very cute baby boutique and cards. Handpainted ceramic designs inspired by the countryside. Rag dolls, cuddly toys and bags.

One off wood turned pieces which are unique. Oven gloves, aprons and tea cosies. Doggie treats by No Bones. Worldly sayings burnt on wood, using Pyrography. Knotty Past Times with wooden Puzzles and games. Homemade Ginger wine plus Jams and Chutney.

All within a cosy place to shop.


Unit 1B, Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ


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!


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.


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.