Barnard Castle

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Barnard Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Geoff P
London, UK6 contributions
A great castle to visit, in the middle of town
Jul 2021
A great hour or so spent exploring the extensive castle enclosures and buildings, fortifications and walls. There are interesting connections with Richard III. The location is dramatic and beautiful. The signage is really helpful, and the guardian helpful and friendly.
Written 23 July 2021
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Chris Inman
Manchester, UK30 contributions
Cute and Historic!
Jul 2021
Such an amazing town with so much history. It is amazing to have the castle to walk next to on an evening stroll. Every intention of returning.
Written 23 July 2021
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KAV1474cmp4
Dundee, UK62 contributions
Very disappointing
Jul 2021 • Family
The town is lovely with lots of cafes however the castle is a ruin which is expensive for what it is and we saw it in 20mins.
Town worth a visit but not the castle, go to Raby Castle instead
Written 8 July 2021
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vivEngland
Preston, UK696 contributions
Good to view from the outside!
Jun 2021
We aren't English Heritage members so decided just to have a quick look inside before you had to pay to see if it was worth paying for but decided as it didn't look like there was much to see we would just view it from the outside which was interesting as you could view it from different sides. If you are in the area, it would be worth parking and going to have a look at it. The Queen Street Car Park in town is only £1 for four hours or £1.50 for all day.
Written 29 June 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,340 contributions
Sets off this lovely market town
May 2021 • Couples
Not a lot to see here, which is typical of so many castles. It’s pleasant to wander around and we enjoyed looking at it from the riverside walk.
Written 23 June 2021
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bobbybobsin
Northampton, UK23 contributions
A pretty outdoor space
May 2021 • Couples
The grounds were lovely and the information boards dotted about were helpful and interesting without overwhelming you with information overload. It would be lovely to see a mock up or CGI image of what the castle would have looked like in it’s former glory. Also, just had to mention how good my eyes felt at the end eh Dominic!
Written 23 June 2021
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juliaandadam123
Ashford, UK1,388 contributions
Eye check complete!
Apr 2021 • Family
As with many people we had never heard of Barnard Castle pre 2020, but if it’s good enough for advisors to the government, then it’s good enough for us!
We stopped off nearby en route from Kent to Scotland and spent the morning wandering around the town and visiting the castle.
It is a quintessentially small English town and looks lovely. Everyone we spoke to was friendly and welcoming.
The castle itself is great too, with plenty of wide open space inside to let kids move about freely. Yes it is in ruins, but many castles are and it adds to the adventure and fuels the imagination to explore.
Written 1 June 2021
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BORIS J-PM
4 contributions
Eye wateringly good
Jun 2020 • Friends
Perfect for an eye test. Tour guide was called Dominic...he was great! Will be back once lockdown lifts.
Written 26 May 2021
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NigelJ
Cambridge, UK17 contributions
Great day out
May 2021 • Couples
Amazing woodland walks..then meander up to the castle. Lots of individual shops on the way. Castle was a bit of a disappointment as it’s a complete ruin..and difficult to envisage it’s history. Grounds beautifully kept but unless you’re a member of English Heritage...when it’s free..it’s not worth paying the entrance fee. Lovely rushing river around the town. A great days entertainment. Pavement meals and coffees were excellent.
Written 16 May 2021
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Madeline S
2 contributions
Good day out!!
May 2021 • Couples
Castle was a lovely even with the pouring rain. Steve the guide was really welcoming and helpful when asked about the local area.
Written 16 May 2021
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