Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle


This fortress has stunning views over the Tees Gorge. Don't miss the sensory garden of scented plants and tactile objects.

Visit the English Heritage website

What makes it special

  • Sensory garden
  • Stunning views

Opening Times

Summer - daily 10:00 to 18:00

October to start November - daily 10:00 to 17:00

4th November to March - Sat & Sun 10:00 to 16:00


Members - Free
Adult - £5.90 (with GiftAid £6.50)
Child (5-17 years) - £3.50 (with GiftAid £3.90)
Concession - £5.30 (with GiftAid £5.90)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) - £15.30 (with GiftAid £16.90)

Hostels nearby

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle, Durham, DL12 8PR

Map references

OS Map: 92

OS Grid Ref: NZ048164

Lat/Lng: 54.543539, -1.925989

Contact information

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