Don't miss our Annual Barnard Castle Meet this weekend!
Set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III.
With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out. Try and spot Richard's boar emblem carved above a window in the inner ward or visit the 'sensory garden' of scented plants and tactile objects.
Barnard Castle Meet
Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May 2013
Barnard Castle is hosting the Annual Barnard Castle Meet this May.
Prices and opening times
Scar Top, Barnard Castle, Durham - DL12 8PR
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.