Nestled in County Durham, Barnard Castle is a small bustling market town, with heritage sites, lovely views of River Tees, independent shops and plenty of dining options. The surrounding countryside is part of the North Pennines AONB, and there are plenty of exciting family-friendly activities for visitors staying in our cottages near Barnard Castle. The main attraction is Bowes Museum, which houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts regarded as one of the most significant collections outside London. Try not to spend too long in the gift shop as there is plenty to discover on the high street, with antique shops as well as independent shops selling gorgeous interiors, clothing, local crafts and boutique gifts.

bowes museum, Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum

Built-in the style of a French Chateau, the 19th-century Bowes Museum is one of the best places to visit in England. It is considered to be one of the most significant museums in the country, spouting lush formal gardens and surrounding woodlands.

Inside the museum, visitors can enjoy even more of its romantic history with impeccable art galleries, historic fashion displays, statues and more. Plus, the Bowes Museum is also wonderful for children with interactive activities and workshops. Make sure to explore this fascinating museum when staying in our cottages near Barnard Castle, and you’ll quickly see why it’s such a significant part of English heritage.

raby castle, near barnard castle

In the Area

There is plenty to discover around Barnard Castle. Explore the abbey ruins, take in the views over the Tees Gorge and visit the sensory garden.

Egglestone Abbey to Barnard Castle circular: The charming ruins of the small monastery of Premonstratensian ‘white canons’ is picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees. The walk from the abbey to the 12th century Barnard Castle partly follows the river, and takes around 50 minutes each way. Explore.

Deepdale Nature Reserve: A few minutes walk from Barnard Castle, this is one of Teesdale’s most beautiful woodlands. There is a good network of footpaths with footbridges and stepping stones across the Deepdale Beck and the Ray Gill. Explore.

High Force waterfall: Surrounded by stunning Upper Teesdale and in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this where the River Tees spectacularly drops 21 metres into the plunge pool below. Gentle woodland walks run around the falls. Explore.

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The Coach House

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This is a idyllic bolthole for couples looking to stay in the beautiful area in style. The Coach House is a large boutique retreat with a log burner and big roll top bath, perfect to retreat to after a day exploring the area. This is one of two luxury holiday cottages at Scargill near Barnard Castle.

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The Bothy

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A quintessential cottage with creative interiors and is well located for exploring, walking, and cycling holidays. The Bothy is a perfect bolthole through spring and summer nestled amongst the fields and woods. This is one of two luxury holiday cottages at Scargill on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales

The Bothy

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A quintessential cottage with creative interiors and is well located for exploring, walking, and cycling holidays. The Bothy is a perfect bolthole through spring and...

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£615 - £840
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Near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales

The Coach House

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This is a idyllic bolthole for couples looking to stay in the beautiful area in style. The Coach House is a large boutique retreat with...

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£560 - £725
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