Welcome to the Ancient Unicorn

We came here to enjoy a night away, and we were very impressed. Beautiful settings, log fires, great selection of drinks, excellent food. This place was great.
Liam S – Tripadvisor
Welcome to the Ancient Unicorn. We hope your stay with us will be a pleasant one!
The Ancient Unicorn is a charming, traditional coaching inn dating back 400 years. Situated in the beautiful village of Bowes, close to Barnard Castle , the Ancient Unicorn offers the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of Teesdale. Just a couple of minutes from the Trans-Pennine A66, we’re also the ideal location for an overnight stopover for guests travelling to and from Scotland and the Lake District.
As important as the accommodation is the food! Whether it’s a full English breakfast to set you up for the day, or a special celebration evening meal, all our food is home- cooked and freshly prepared.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Teesdale.

    Join our Newsletter


    A: The Street, Bowes, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 9HL
    P: 01833 628576
    E: theancientunicorn@gmail.com

    Payment Methods

    Pay any way you choose, we support all payment options.

    Get Social

    Follow us on social media and keep in touch with The Ancient Unicorn Team.
    @ Copyright 2021 The Ancient Unicorn - Website made with ❤️ by Colehouse Communications