Barnard Castle Area Guide

Featured within the Guardian’s ‘10 of the UK’s best small towns’, there is something for everyone in the market town of Barnard Castle. If you love to shop, the town has many antique shops so treasure seekers will be in their element. There are also lots of independent stores which you wouldn’t see on the average high street. Take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.


Shopping in Barnard Castle

If you love to shop, you’ll love Barnard Castle! This market town is home to many antique shops and independent boutiques selling everything from books to designer clothes, local crafts to jewellery.

Foodies will love the array of independent butchers, green grocers, and bakers selling local produce. There is also a monthly farms’ market in the Market Place where you can get your hands on the most incredible food.

The Castle

Barnard Castle is well known for its 12th century castle. Named after its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol, the castle was later developed by Richard III. You can even try to spot Richard III’s boar emblem carved above the window in the inner ward! This English Heritage building has great views over the Tees Gorge as well as a beautiful sensory garden.

Plan your break in Barnard Castle


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