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Barnard Castle EntranceThe 12th Castle perched on rock high above the river Tees in the centre of the Barnard Castle town is managed by English Heritage and is tucked away behind the main shopping street in the market town of Barnard Castle.  There are plenty of rooms and buildings to explore on the site including a carved stone boar above the window in the inner ward.  This was the emblem of King Richard III who was once owner of the castle.  Explore the castle, the extensive grounds together with a sensory garden and marvel at the extensive views over the river that have inspired many world renown artists including JMW Turner.

The wide open spaces make the castle a great trip for families with children.


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