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“What a fantastic place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle
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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a fantastic place”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

I have been here on a few occasions with my two sons and just my husband and found the place just lovely. The castle is great, along with Bowes museum. There are many shops and tea shops along the high street that a worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fryer Tucks”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Fab little fish & chip shop to eat in or take away...we had the pensioners special and could not finish it as the was so much, its on the high st and well worth a visit

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Jo G
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely market town”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Easy parking and interesting privately owned shops and cafes. A pleasant walk on paths surrounding the castle.

Visited February 2014
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St Bees, Cumbria
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Windswept but interesting”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We decided to visit on a day that was showery and windswept but this seemed to add to the atmosphere.

Do not expect full majestic buildings as most of the castle is now just walls and ruins. The masonry being nicked to build other places near by. It is still, however, a very interesting place and is dripping in history.

English heritage could do with replacing a few of the notice signs abound the place, as some of them have surcumbed to the elements.

If you have a buggy or a wheelchair access to some of the areas would be difficult if not impossible so that needs to be considered when taking a family trip to the castle. Unless, there is something major on this is not a full day trip and so should be combined with a day out to another attraction in the area.

Visited February 2014
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Co Durham
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88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Don't be hungry at 4.30 on a weekday.”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Travelling back to Co Durham from Yorkshire dales and we decided we would stop in Barney for tea as we hadn't had any lunch. We walked round the whole town and found nowhere that was doing hot meals at 4/4.30pm. In this day and age that's bizarre. Anywhere else and you can normally find plenty of pubs doing food all day, not here. For an otherwise thriving market town we found this very strange. Don't get me wrong, I like Barney, but on this one issue it's back in the dark ages.

Visited September 2013
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