Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum

from £29.99

Barnard Castle is an historic market town which takes its name from the castle beneath which it grew. The castle, an English Heritage property, was named after its 12thC founder, Bernard de Balliol, and was later developed by Richard III whose boar emblem is carved above a window in the inner ward.

A haven for treasure seekers, the town’s many antique shops provide a charming shopping experience. In the centre of the town stands an octagonal building, the ‘Butter Market’, built by Thomas Breaks and given to the town in 1747. Two bullet holes in the weather vane are reputed to be the result of a shooting competition between a volunteer soldier and a local gamekeeper in 1804.

Nearby, The Bowes Museum is an impressive and charming French-style chateau, built in the late 19th century by John Bowes, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland. The museum houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside London.


Included in the price:


• Return executive coach travel
• Admission to Bowes Museum
Ample of time to explore Barnard Castle Town


Tours

Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel Price
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Barnard Castle is an historic market town which takes its name from the castle beneath which it grew. The castle, an English Heritage property, was named after its 12thC founder, Bernard de Balliol, and was later developed by Richard III whose boar emblem is carved above a window in the inner ward.

A haven for treasure seekers, the town’s many antique shops provide a charming shopping experience. In the centre of the town stands an octagonal building, the ‘Butter Market’, built by Thomas Breaks and given to the town in 1747. Two bullet holes in the weather vane are reputed to be the result of a shooting competition between a volunteer soldier and a local gamekeeper in 1804.

Nearby, The Bowes Museum is an impressive and charming French-style chateau, built in the late 19th century by John Bowes, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland. The museum houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside London.


Included in the price:


• Return executive coach travel
• Admission to Bowes Museum
Ample of time to explore Barnard Castle Town

Tours in this Itinerary

Departing
Mon 22 Aug, 2022
Tour Ref
BARN 9
Days
1
Price From
£29.99
Saving
££1
Pickup Points
View
Rooms
View
Available Seats
Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Web Price Saving Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 22 Aug, 2022 BARN 9 1 £29.99 £29 £1 10 +
  • Ashton
  • BURY
  • Failsworth
  • Heywood
  • Hollinwood
  • Middleton
  • Milnrow
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Royton
  • Shaw
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