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The Canny Candy Gadgies

Luxury confectionery handmade by The Canny Candy Gadgies £3.49 each or buy any 3 for £10

“Our Story – In 1902 Jane Dodds married Albert Bainbridge.  They lived in a small mining village in the North East of England.  Using many traditional recipes that had been passed down to her by her mother, Jane made wonderful sweets for her family & friends, handmade in the kitchen of her home.  We are the ‘third generation’ of the family, based on the Heritage Coast in the North East of England & are known as The Canny Candy Gadgies.  Using high quality ingredients, master sugar boilers manufacture our handmade sweets to Jane’s exacting standards.”



canny candy sweets


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.