Barnard Castle trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Barnard Castle

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  County Durham  /  Barnard Castle
(4.1/5 based on 2,000+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, parks
Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is named after the castle around which it grew up. It is the main settlement in the Teesdale area, and is a popular tourist destination. The Bowes Museum has the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, housed in a "magnificent" 19th-century French-style chateau. Its most famous exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, though art includes work by Goya and El Greco.Barnard Castle sits on the north bank of the River Tees, opposite Startforth and 21mi 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.Barnard Castle's largest single employer is the pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline, which has a manufacturing facility on the outskirts of town.
Use our world travel planner: Barnard Castle and all its delights await.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Barnard Castle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Barnard Castle

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Barnard Castle:
Religious sites, outdoors, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, theme parks, religious sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nature, shopping
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to County Durham

46 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in England BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Northern England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News