Welcome to Weardale, centre of the Durham Dales

First of all, Congratulations!  

You have found one of England’s last hidden gems: Weardale - a 20 mile ribbon of river and road that once discovered, you’ll return to over and over and over again.

  • Discover Weardale's heritage and culture
  • Experience the peace and tranquility of Weardale
  • Be outdoors and active in Weardale
  • Enjoy fine dining - Weardale style
  • Visit Weardale's many exhibitions, festivals and events

Visitors can enjoy shopping in the Lower, Central and Upper Weardale’s market towns of Wolsingham, Stanhope, and St John’s Chapel - each of which have cafes, art & gifts shops and a range of general stores for your convenience.

You can explore underground at Killhope, Weardale's award-winning Lead-mining Museum, experience the peace and tranquillity of the historic High House Chapel and Weardale Museum in Ireshopeburn, spend a morning at The Durham Centre Centre with its boutique stores, or check out some of the finest Weardale art at Chatterbox Café.

For more on all these things and the latest events, stop by at the staffed Visitor Information points in Stanhope and St John’s Chapel.


This is the website of the Weardale Visitor Network --- Bringing Tourism to Weardale.

These stunning images by Network member Peter Elliott show Weardale in its Autumn glory. Weardale is beautiful at all times of year, the ideal place to walk, cycle, see rare upland birds and haymeadows or simply chill out. Check our accommodation and book now.

Download our new Discover Weardale leaflet (pdf - 2Mb)



Top Banner Image courtesy of Tom Nattrass