Barnard Castle is a market town on the north bank of the River Tees, in County Durham. The town is named after and built around a medieval castle ruin. The town’s Bowes Museum’s has an 18th-century Silver Swan automaton exhibit and paintings by Goya and El Greco.
Situated on the North-West border of Yorkshire, Barnard Castle is a popular visitor destination for people staying in Yorkshire.
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Head back into Yorkshire, obvs! Either via the scenic route down stang top to Arkengarthdale and the CB Inn (worth the drive) or along the much bigger A66 to Scotch Corner, where you can then zoom down the A1 for a choice of North York Moors & Yorkshire Coast or the historic city of York or the nightlife of Leeds.