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Barnard Castle

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Visited the Castle and walked around the ruins and grounds, it was a wet and windy day during our... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Awesome Castle

Lots of it left and it was great to see how it was altered over time - some of the information... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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All reviews english heritage lovely town sensory garden market town richard iii independent shops information boards round tower worth a visit overlooking the river guide book high street surrounding countryside interesting history plenty of places to eat entrance fee couple of hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the castle visiting two or three times a year. Whilst it’s not huge it’s enclosed and there is plenty of open space for children to run around . Whilst facilities are limited it’s location in the centre of town means you are not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 335grahamb
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Visited the Castle and walked around the ruins and grounds, it was a wet and windy day during our visit. But we enjoyed our visit. Also liked Bernard Castle main high street and shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Well this is my hometown so I am biased - having said that my friends and family love coming here. It is a beautiful country town with friendly locals and lots of history - love it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarnieGal
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Located just behind the main shopping street, the castle site is large. However, there isn't much to see as most of the castle has gone and there are only small sections of remains left. I don't know why they charge to visit as its possible...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 4 November 2018

From the town centre will followed the path to the riverside as directed by one of the many map info boards. It's a lovely vista, looking back and up at the castle monument. We liked the info boards that told us all about the river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

As the owners of nearby Raby castle took a lot of the stone from here after the place became unused a long time ago, it’s not got a lot left to see. Using the guidebook to read about the history of the area and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Lots of it left and it was great to see how it was altered over time - some of the information boards really help you envisage what it looked like in different periods. You can walk around the ditch and the children I saw there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped en route south for lunch. Lovely market/ county town with v impressive castle. Quite bustling with people, lots of interesting shops, eateries etc. Best part is lots of free parking on the street and it was for 2 hours. 👍👍👍 Would stop here again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Buzzy, little town with good shops, cafes etc. Friendly people and picturesque. Really liked it. Lovely old buildings, a strong sense of community and a market place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JulietNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 15 October 2018

this is a great castle to visit with easy access from the main road. Well worth a look around the grounds. The shop assistant was also very helpful and a credit to English Heritage

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Neil103 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from pad4535 | Reviewed this property |
I would say a large part of the castle is accessible provided you are happy to go across grass, i.e. There isn't paths everywhere. The only bit you would completely miss are the views from inside the tower. There was quite a... More