Bowlees Visitor Centre

Acres of accessible countryside, miles of quiet rural roads, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky are just some of the reasons why you should make the North Pennines AONB a place to discover and explore in 2015.

Situated amidst stunning woodland in Teesdale, next to Low and High Force waterfalls, and surrounded by rolling fields boasting some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines a memorable one.

Outdoor enthusiasts can make the most of the vast expanse of unspoilt land and sky by exploring on foot or wheels, or by simply sitting back and soaking up the scenery. We have booklets for self-guided walks, bike rides and nature-spotting, so you can explore at your leisure.

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Address
Bowlees Visitor Centre
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Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 0XF

Website: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentre.aspx
Events webpage: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentreEvents.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisitBowlees
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthPenninesAONB

See attraction’s website for current prices and opening hours.

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes MuseumThe Bowes Museum is a great day out for all visitors, including families, couples, the young and old, and special interest groups. Whether you’re looking for a fun and inspiring day out for the whole family, a quiet cultural sojourn for two or a group excursion with a difference, a visit to the Museum has it all. Its world-class temporary exhibition programme complements its eclectic collections of fine art, textiles, period furniture, ceramics, silver and local history artefacts, and there’s a great love story told in the John & Joséphine galleries about our founders and their amazing history.

There are acres of beautiful parkland to explore before you’ve even set foot inside, with woodland walks that are easily navigable and accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, perfect for a tranquil picnic or burning off energy in the children’s playground. A vibrant and varied outdoor programme of events are held in the grounds, including seasonal markets, car rallies and outdoor theatre productions.

Visit Café Bowes for an array of delicious light bites, or refuel the troops with hearty main meals, heavenly puds and drinks. Seasonal menus change regularly and incorporate locally-sourced produce and sumptuous dishes created by Head Chef, Davey, complemented by a great selection of fine wines and beer. Round off your trip with a treat from the Museum shop, which stocks a myriad of gifts, cards and art history books and is continually stocked with fresh and innovative items to complement the Museum’s exhibition programme, including exhibition catalogues, postcards and toys.

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Address
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8NP

Website: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Events webpage: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/en-gb/visitus/whatson.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBowesMuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Bowes-Museum-8814259979

See attraction’s website for current prices and opening hours.