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Amazing Attractions in North Yorkshire – Barnard Castle

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f you’re looking for a great place to visit during your stay, Barnard Castle is a lovely market town situated in Teesdale. It is a popular tourist destination and is named after the castle that it was built around. Barnard Castle sits on the north bank of the River Tees and is south-west of the county town of Durham. Nearby towns include Bishop Auckland to the north-east, Darlington to the east and Richmond in North Yorkshire to the south-east. There are many activities to do in and around Barnard Castle that are not only great for individuals and couples but also for families.

Barnard Castle

First up, is Barnard Castle itself. It is one of the most historic castles in the north of England. It has been fought over, won and lost, by some of the most famous figures in English history. There is an incredible amount of information to learn and see during your visit and it definitely does not disappoint!

Egglestone Abbey

Eggleston Abbey was a small abbey on the banks of the wonderful River Tees in County Durham and was founded in the 12th century. There is a whole lot of history behind this little area and it is situated in a quiet spot where you are able to have a beautiful walk by the river or take a picnic to enjoy with family and friends.

High Force

High Force is one of England’s biggest waterfalls! It has magnificent natural beauty and a great surrounding area. The waterfall itself has a significant 21 meter drop into a plunge pool and a woodland walk that leads you to the base of the waterfall. There is also an area for picnics, which is a great place to stop and admire the beauty around you.

The Ancient Unicorn

After having all that fun, there is no doubt that you will need a place to rest your head. So why not book a room here at the, and experience some traditional Teesdale hospitality and a warm welcome, which will ensure that you will enjoy your stay!