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Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

Barnard Castle

Imposing Norman stronghold standing on a cliff above the River Tees in centre of Barnard Castle.

Wheelchair access.

A family attraction, admission charges apply.

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Bowes Castle

12 Century stone keep.

No wheelchair access.

Admission free. Open daily during daylight hours.

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The Bowes Museum

French-chateau style museum set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens.

Wheelchair access with WC suitable for wheelchair users.

Dogs are allowed in the grounds only. Admission charges apply for the museum. Gardens and grounds free.

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Egglestone Abbey

Ruined 12 Century abbey 1 mile SE of Barnard Castle. Free parking. Pleasant footpath route from Barnard Castle to the Abbey.

No wheelchair access as entrance is via a kissing gate. Good for picnics and hide and seek with the children.

Dogs allowed. Admission free. Open daily during daylight hours.

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Gaunless Valley Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre lies at the heart of the Gaunless Valley, a rich landscape where the twin strands of agriculture and mining have left a unique pattern of villages, fields, hedgerows, medieval coal mines, railways, Iron Age farms, smelt mills, packhorse trails and wagonways to tell the story of 2,000 years of history.
Opening times April to September 11.00 - 15.00 daily.  October to March 11.00 - 15.00 Saturdays and Sundays only.
Admission is free.

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Raby Castle

Imposing mediaeval castle dating from the 14 Century. Set in a 200 acre deer park, historic walled gardens, coach & carriage museum, Stable Room tea-rooms and gift shop.

Wheelchair access, (excluding electric wheelchairs), with assistance, to part of the ground floor only. Gardens accessible with assistance (gravel paths). WC.

Dogs welcome in the park on leads but not admitted to castle or gardens (except Guide Dogs).

T: 01833 660202   Visit web site
Rokeby Park

Palladian style country house, known as the setting for Sir Walter Scott's ballad 'Rokeby', is open to the public and group visits are welcomed.

Paintings and period furniture are on display, together with a unique collection of needlework pictures by Anne Morritt and an unusual 'Print Room'.

Wheelchair access to ground floor only: main rooms upstairs.

T: 01609 748612   Visit web site