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“Castle and Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Castle and Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Lovely walk along the river. The Castle is worth a visit. Some lovely little shops. Interesting Town walk.

Visited June 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A Very Nice Market Town To Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Unfortunately we did not have enough time to explore the town and castle, and the town won, as we wanted to do some shopping whilst we were here. Starting from the bottom of the high or main street near what is I believe is the old market cross, there are lots of different shops on both sides of the road, at the top of here, the road turns at right angles to the right, here you will find even more shops including an M&Co and a Morrisons supermarket.
Barnard Castle is what I would describe as your quintessential English Market town, well worth going out of your way to pay a visit here.

Visited June 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“English heritage site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We really enjoyed visiting this castle as they allow dogs on English heritage sites and we thought this castle was superb for a day out. Ideal place for a family picnic too!

Visited May 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
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“A nice castle with fantastic views.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've been passing through Barnard Castle for almost 40 years, and I finally decided it was time to visit the castle (after joining English Heritage). The building sits on top of a cliff overlooking the river and is a spectacular site as you drive in from the A66. It was wet on our visit but we still have a fab time exploring. We parked in the town centre in the free parking spaces and walked over (it really is not far). The lady at the desk was very friendly. In the castle itself there are still some interior rooms and we climbed to the top of the round tower. There are some lovely views from the top. We plan to make a return visit when the weather is better.

Visited May 2014
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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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“Nice market town which still has some independent shops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A lovely place to visit with lots to see and do. Visit to castle is recommended as well as St Mary's Parish Church by the Market Cross. Some really nice independent shops and lots of places to eat and drink. Bowes Museum within easy walking distance of town centre and lots of free parking.

Visited April 2014
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