Things to do in County Durham

Barnard Castle

Set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of the attractive working market town of the same name.

River Swale
River Swale

The scenery in the Richmond area is outstanding, particularly upstream of the town. Good fly fishing for brown trout and grayling

The Bowes Museum

The Bowers Museum, set in the lovely market town of Barnard Castle is a unique cultural icon surrounded by tranquil gardens and parkland. The French-style chateau is often charted as one of the most important museums outside London with wonderful history and outstanding treasures to discover.

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