Barnard Castle Cottages
Passion for historic treasures, fine art and scenic surroundings? Then escape to the ancient capital of Teesdale and relax in one of our Barnard Castle cottages. Locally known as 'Barney', this lovely market town is a paradise for lovers of antiques and art, with lots of small shops to sample and browse. Foodies, meanwhile, will make for the pubs and restaurants along with the farmers' market, held each month on the cobbled market place and showcasing a huge variety of local delicacies. There's also a bustling market on Wednesdays, with all the usual kinds of stalls. Pick up a Town Trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre and wander the streets, admiring attractive architecture along the way. Look out for the Butter Mart, the octagonal market cross, today a busy roundabout but once a gaol and fire station! Explore the 12th Century castle with its exquisite great hall and round-towered keep, built by Bernard Baliol (hence the town's name) and protected by English Heritage.
Expect outstanding art when you book a Barnard Castle cottage!
No holiday in Barnard Castle would be complete without at least
one day spent browsing the magnificent works of art in the Bowes
Museum. This impressive chateau-style mansion nestles in a stunning
parkland setting and is globally-renowned for its collections of
European fine and decorative art, including works by Goya, El Greco
and Canaletto. Look out for special events, children's
activities and don't miss a stop at the Café Bowes, said
to offer scrumptious delights. Then retreat to your Barnard Castle
cottage and put your feet up in your home-away-from-home!