What is Barnard Castle?

Barnard Castle is the name of a town and the castle the town was named after. This listing is about the castle. The caste was first built in the 11th centaury. Its original reason it was built was to control who crossed the river tees. 

What are There to do?

There are plenty to do in and around Barnard Castle. For example you can explore the castle ruins and play on a playground right outside of the castle. Its on the main street of Barnard castle so there are plenty of shops nearby for food or anything else you may need. 

There are many other areas close or in Barnard Castle that are of the same appeal as the Castle. A example of this is Egglestone Abbey that are ruins of a Abby that is on a hill

Another example is Raby Castle that has a very close link to Barnard Castle.  They are so closely linked that its claimed in 1870 Barnard castle Stonework was used in Raby Castle for alterations and extensions. So if you want a idea of how it looked when it was fully built you can visit Raby Castle.  Raby Castle has a listing on our website and you can see this with [link]

For another building that still fully standing there is the Bowes museum. The Bowes museum is not that far from the castle. For more information you can check out a listing on our website that you can see with [link]

Finally there is the river that has a bridge across and when the water is low there are land next to the river you can sit and enjoy the river.


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