Plan Your Visit
Gate Opening Times
The showground is open to visitors from 9am. The last main arena attraction ends on Saturday at approximately 6.30pm and on Sunday at 4pm.
In the members’ marquee there are bands on Sunday from 4pm. Please note that memberships must be bought in advance.
We are located beside the B6278 road which leads to Eggleston and Teesdale. Access is good for visitors travelling from all directions as Stanhope is located on the cross-roads formed by the intersection of the B6278 and the A689 road.
You will be directed to the car park by our experienced parking stewards.
Located on the banks of the stunning River Wear our showground is one of the most picturesque in the country.
Showground address is Unthank Park, Stanhope, DL13 2PQ grid Reference NY 993 390
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Parking & Accessibility
Car parking is clearly signed from the centre of Stanhope. Please follow the directions for the visitor car park.
You will be directed to a safe car parking area by our experienced parking stewards.
If you have mobility issues please let the stewards know and they will direct you to the designated area of the car park. This is close to the showground but there is a short walk on flat grass and then a path leading to the ticket booth.
Please do remember the showfield can be uneven and there may be hidden indentations and areas where animals have trodden which can cause difficulty walking. In wet conditions the grass will become slippery.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS UNATTENDED IN YOUR CAR. DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS.
Carers refunds are not available on show day. We do not have the staffing available to do the checks needed on show days. After a number of non-genuine applications we have been subject to we have had to review our procedure. If a carer holds either an in date National Carer Card with photo ID or a UK Disability Card with photo ID they can then appeal in writing for a refund of their gate fee after the show and within 14 days of the show date.
The carer needs to obtain a carers refund request form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org complete it, and send to us either by return email or by post. These applications will need to have the form sent to you completed along with a copy of the card and also proof of the disability such as Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance or Blue Badge Registration number. These applications will then be reviewed and dealt with and a refund issued.
Carers are admitted for free on the understanding that the disabled visitor would be unable to attend the Show without them.