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Coordinates: 54°38′54″N 2°08′48″W / 54.64833°N 2.14667°W / 54.64833; -2.14667

Bowlees Visitor Centre is based in a former Primitive Methodist chapel (photographed in 2005)

Bowlees is a small village in County Durham, England.[1][2] It is situated near Newbiggin, on the other side of Teesdale from Holwick.

The visitor centre in the village was formerly run by the Durham Wildlife Trust.[3] It is now managed by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. It won an award in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 92 Barnard Castle & Richmond (Teesdale) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319228982. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "New jobs plan for Bowlees". Teesdale Mercury. 2012. 
  4. ^ "Winners announced for North East England Tourism Awards". 2016. 

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