Barnard Castle attractions

Barnard Castle attractions

Barnard CastleBarnard Castle is in County Durham, a county whose southern boundary is formed by the River Tees, its northern boundary by the River Tyne, its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills and to the east, the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline, the unspoilt Durham Heritage Coast. Here you will find the magnificent World Heritage site Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The county is mainly rural with the moors and valleys of Teesdale and Weardale, bustling market towns, former colliery villages, majestic castles and living museums.

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Attractions Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle Tel: 01833 690606 In the style of a magnificent and highly ornamented French chateau, the Bowes is one of the country's greatest private collections of fine and decorative art and runs an exciting programme of major exhibitions throughout the year. www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk. On the outskirts of Barnard Castle.

Bowes Museum

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Attractions Egglestone Abbey is a ruined 12th Century Premonstratensian abbey in a picturesque setting above the River Tees dating from 1195. Turner painted here on one of his three visits to Teesdale. About one and a half miles southeast of Barnard Castle.

Egglestone Abbey

Rokeby Hall and Park

Attractions Rokeby Hall and Park, Barnard Castle Tel: 01833 637334. This palladian style country house on the banks of the River Tees was the setting for Sir Walter Scott’s ballad ‘Rokeby’. The house contains a unique collection of 18th century needlepainting pictures. About 3 miles southeast of Barnard Castle.

Rokeby Hall and Park

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Attractions The Otter Trust's North Pennines Reserve (Tel: 01986 893470) is a 230 acre wildlife reserve near Bowes. It is populated with British and Asian otters, red and fallow deer, reindeer and rare breeds of farm animals. There are bird hides overlooking wetland areas as well as picnic sites and walks to enjoy. About 8 miles west of Barnard Castle.
The Otter Trust's North Pennines Reserve

Attractions Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH Tel: 01833 660202 One of England's most beautiful castles with sprawling battlements and a 200-acre deer park. As well as towers and fortifications, Raby houses a fabulous art collection, splendid interiors and treasures including an important collection of Meissen porcelain. About 6 miles east of Barnard Castle.

 Raby Castle

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