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Barnard Castle

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Great for a short visit

This is a great castle, well-presented, nice park next door for kids. There wasn't lots to do once... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CaitlinH_12
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Quick Visit

A lovely well presented site with good information boards. We did not spend long there but this is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AyBee71
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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All reviews english heritage lovely town sensory garden market town richard iii antique shops information boards round tower charity shops worth a visit overlooking the river high street guide book interesting history plenty of places to eat couple of hours sunny day
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great castle, well-presented, nice park next door for kids. There wasn't lots to do once there - like Hadrian's wall it's amazing so long as you have imagination.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CaitlinH_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely well presented site with good information boards. We did not spend long there but this is the benefit of being an English Heritage member, you can pop in for a walk in the sunshine and not worry about having to get your moneys...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AyBee71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive down the main street past the shops on either side with the Butter Cross behind you. Where the road bends around to the right, look for the Church on the left hand side of the street before going round the bend. The Castle is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank HOWARD C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although mainly "ruins" this is an interesting site with good information boards to guide you around and make sense of it all.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little place with much history to enjoy. The fabulous little antique shops dotted about are very interesting with lovely butchers shops and specialty cafe’s around. Well worth the small journey from the 66 to enjoy

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank MULCASTER2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we use English Heritage so as members it didnt cost us anything to get into the castle or grounds, however if we were not members we would have paid it is a very interesting place to visit. On the day we went there was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NeilEllie67
Reviewed March 1, 2019

WOW What a castle, and why haven't I been here before, just as you think that's it there's more to see than meets the eye. Lady in the shop very good at sales, as I bought 3 yes 3 Bottles of Sloe Wine.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Visited the castle ruins with my partner, and they were amazing. Beautiful site with lots to see, and with information displays at every point of interest it makes the visit very memorable. The views of the river and surounding area, from various points in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jordan P
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

This is why I love the UK. It’s full of little pockets of history! The town of Barnard Castle itself is amazing, and the castle ruins are just incredible. There isn’t much left but when you consider it’s age, it’s amazing! It a self guided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meghangw
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

I’d consider myself a frequent visitor to the area & would recommend a walk to the ruins, if you’re coming from the A66 you can’t miss them as you approach the bridge, not a lot to see now as they’re crumbling ruins but impressive they’re...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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milnealison6cows2018
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Response from Neil103 | Reviewed this property |
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from pad4535 | Reviewed this property |
I would say a large part of the castle is accessible provided you are happy to go across grass, i.e. There isn't paths everywhere. The only bit you would completely miss are the views from inside the tower. There was quite a... More
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