The Teesdale Mercury's shop, in the centre of Barnard Castle, prides itself on good old-fashioned service and is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

If you want stationery, this is the place to come. Paper and card from Southfield Stationers; pens from Parker, Waterman, Stabilo and Pilot.

Interested in local history? We've got plenty of books. Or maybe you are a keen rambler and want a map or local walking guides – our shop has plenty of choice.

There are gifts, Teesdale souvenirs, toys and a wide range of beautiful greetings cards.

Our friendly team’s aim is to give is to give good quality service along with knowledge acquired over a number of years working in the shop. While we do carry a wide range of products it is also possible to order in specific items from our suppliers. Although we cannot promise to fulfil every request we will do our best.

We have a large range of cards, calendars and gifts now in stock at 24 Market Place.

Call in to our other shop, Galgate News, where you can find a great selection of cards for all occasions. We also sell the Teesdale Mercury calendar and a selection of toys and stationery.NEW IN... A range of 14 Art Prints, printed on acid free watercolour paper using water based giclee inks which give outstanding archival results. Choose from a range of sizes, framed or mounted only. Usual prices range from £22.50. Special introductory offer until running until the end of November with prices starting at £18.99 for a mounted print. Contact with your phone no. or email address and we will get back to you with details & prices.

Where to find us.


Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 4:00pm

Sunday 8.30am - 12 noon

GALGATE NEWS, 84 Galgate:   


Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 5:00am - 3:00pm

Thurs 5:00am - 1:00pm

Sat 5:00am - 12:00 noon

Sun 5:00am - 10:00am

Bank Holidays 5:00am - 10:00am

Galgate News, DL12 8BJ is your local UPS Access Point™ providing a drop-off and collection service for your parcels.