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The North Pennines AONB has excellent information centres where you can find people with a wealth of local knowledge and information to offer both visitors and local people.  

Information centres are great places to find out more about the North Pennines. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are on hand providing a wide range of services. You will find lots of information on places to visit and local events, as well as where to stay and public transport options.

Select an information centre from the list below to find out more.

Alston Local Links

Appleby-in-Westmorland Tourist Information Centre

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Brampton Tourist Information Centre

Corbridge Tourist Information Centre

Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre

Hexham Tourist Information Centre

Middleton-in-Teesdale Tourist Information Centre

Penrith Tourist Information Centre

Stanhope Tourist Information Centre

Upper Eden Visitor Centre

Alston Local Links

Town Hall, Front Street, Alston, Cumbria  CA9 3RF

T: 01434 382244

E: alstonlocallinks@eden.gov.uk

W: Alston Local Links

Opening times

  • Up to 19/03/11 and  18/10/11 - early 2012: Monday and  Friday 10am-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10am-3pm; closed Sun
  • 20/03/11-17/10/11: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible, wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Loop system
  • Internet access
  • Book-a-Bed-Ahead
  • Photocopying
  • Conference booking facility

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Appleby-in-Westmorland Tourist Information Centre

Appleby Tourist Information Centre, The Moot Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby in Westmorland CA16 6XE

T: 017683 51177

E: tic@applebytown.org.uk

Opening times

  • Summer: Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sunday 10.30am-2.30pm
  • Winter: Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm; Friday 10am-3pm; Saturday 10am-2pm

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible toilet
  • Loop system
  • Book-a-Bed Ahead

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Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP

T: 03000 269524

E: bath@durham.gov.uk

W: Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Opening times

  • Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Closed Bank Holidays

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Loop system
  • Toilet facilities (including accessible) when café is open (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
  • Booking office for Town Hall and Darlington Civic Theatre
  • Souvenirs, gifts and local history publications
  • Free internet, local and family history resources

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Brampton Tourist Information Centre

The Moot Hall, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 1RW

T: 016977 3433

E: Bramptontic@gmail.co.uk

Opening times

  • Summer: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Facilities

  • Book-a-Bed Ahead service
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Corbridge Tourist Information Centre

Hill Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AA

T: 01434 632815

E: Corbridge.TIC@northumberland.gov.uk

W: Corbridge Tourist Information Centre

Opening times

  • 01/11/11 -31/03/12 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1am-4pm
  • 01/04/12 -31/10/12 Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm (closed 1pm-1.30pm)
  • 01/11/12-31/01/13 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm

Facilities

  • Book-a-Bed Ahead service
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Haltwhistle Tourist Information Centre

Mechanics Institute, West Gate, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AX

T: 01434 322002

W: Information Centre Haltwhistle

Opening times

  • 02/04/12 - 31/10/12 Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • Closed for lunch each day 1pm-1.30pm

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Hexham Tourist Information Centre

Wentworth Car Park, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1QE

Tel: 01434 652220

E: hexhamTIC@northumberland.gov.uk

W: Hexham Information Centre

Opening times

  • 1/11/11-31/3/12 Monday -Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • 1/4/12-31/10/12 Monday-Saturday 9.30-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

Facilities

  • Book-a-Bed Ahead
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fishing permits for the river Tyne at Hexham
  • Hadrian's Wall bus tickets

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Middleton-in-Teesdale Tourist Information Centre

10 Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham DL12 0QG

T: 01833 641001

W: Middleton in Teesdale Tourist Information

Opening times

  • Daily 10am-1pm

Facilities

  • Book-a-Bed Ahead
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Loop system
  • Photocopying
  • Local theatre tickets

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Penrith Tourist Information Centre

Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT

T: 01768 867466

E: pen.tic@eden.gov.uk

W: Penrith Tourist Information Centre

Opening times

  • Winter: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Summer: Open Daily

Facilities

  • Next to Penrith and Eden Museum
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Loop system
  • Book-a-Bed Ahead
  • Box Office- Theatre by the Lake (Keswick), Penrith Players
  • National Express and Eurolines Agents
  • Local and regional guidebooks
  • Stockists of OS Explorer and Landranger Maps covering the whole of the UK

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Stanhope Tourist Information Centre

Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2FK

T: 01388 527650

E: durham.dales.centre@durham.gov.uk

Opening times

  • 31/10/11-31/3/12: Daily 10am-4pm
  • 1/4/12-30/10/12: Daily 10am-5pm

Facilities 

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Loop system
  • Internet access (small charge made)
  • Photocopying
  • Café
  • Silver Award holder in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)

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Upper Eden Visitor Centre

Market Street, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. CA17 4QN

T: 017683 71199

E: visit@uecp.org.uk

W: Upper Eden Visitor Centre

Opening Times

  • Summer: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Winter: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-3pm

Facilities

  • Local accommodation finding and booking service
  • Information on what to see and do around the local area and nearby
  • Wide selection of maps
  • Loop system and accessible access
  • Coast to Coast path merchandise
  • Stockists of Kirkby Stephen Poetry Path book, Discover Eden Walks and walking guides by Peter McWilliam

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Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope, Weardale
Cyclists meeting outside Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre
The outside of Corbridge Tourist Information Centre