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“More to it than meets the eye”
Review of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle
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Tarleton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“More to it than meets the eye”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Entrance fee is reasonable and we enjoyed a potter around the grounds.

While the Castle is very much a ruin, there is a tower which you can climb up and a number of nooks and crannies. Views are excellent as you might expect from a strategically place Castle.

There are a number of plaques providing information, although one or two have last all of the information and need replaced.

Visited November 2013
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Barnard Castle”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

What a beautiful town, The Castle is set by the river Tees and worth walking round as is the town named after it. It has a magnificent Museum ( The Bowes) a market cross and loads of antique shops, I recognized some of them from shows like Bargain hunt and antiques road trip..there is even a shop there owned by David Harper (bargain hunt fame). The town itself is set among some superb countryside.

Visited September 2013
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Really interesting”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Modest entrance fee and interesting shop. It's a ruin but it's very interesting and we wandered for quite a while. Loads wild rabbits and amazing views for miles. Great photo opportunities. Kids would love it although probably not very easy to take a pram round.

Visited November 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Barnard Castle”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We joined English Heritage at this Castle. It has very good views across its walls and must have been very hard to conquer I have been visiting the town of Barnard Castle since I was a child and we as now camped there for many decades.
Whilst visiting the castle also include the Bowes museum just along the road from the castle

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Picturesque and a great picnic spot.”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

12th century castle ruin at the top of a hill overlooking the river tees. Lovely outdoor area in the centre of another lovely historic market town "Barnard castle" well and subtly maintained by english heritage. Plan some time for the town and castle, maybe buy some picnic supplies in town ( a pork pie or two!) before going in. If you are going to see a few of these places ( and from overseas) get a pass its worth it :)

Visited August 2013
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