Gift Shop Creative Space

Bronia Gardner Artist

Working from her studio in Wolsingham Bronia seeks out black and white photographs of Weardale and the surrounding areas to digitally paint.

Using a specific colour pallet she works a new narrative into images.

All her images are available framed and she encourages the public to provide their own photographs for her to transform.

Commissions are undertaken.

‘I hope my work touches you, the viewer, by reminding you of someone or something previously forgotten; my ultimate hope is that you will linger just a moment longer.”


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.