Destination guide

Travel to friendly Barnard Castle

The area's history and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Barnard Castle. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, seafood restaurants and gardens. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Barnard Castle

Do you want to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Barnard Castle a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Appleby Golf Club (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Heritage Park Stadium (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Hall Hill Farm (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Bishop Auckland Golf Club (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club (20.7 mi / 33.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Barnard Castle

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Barnard Castle. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Low Force (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Eggleston Hall (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • High Force (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Hamsterley Forest (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Derwent Reservoir (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Hardraw Force (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Barnard Castle

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is 34.3 mi (55.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Barnard Castle?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 217 holiday rentals near Barnard Castle. From 137 Cottages to 73 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Barnard Castle for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barnard Castle?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Barnard Castle. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Barnard Castle: 926 holiday rentals
  • Bowes Museum: 921 holiday rentals
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,069 holiday rentals
  • Wensleydale: 1,042 holiday rentals
  • Hamsterley Forest: 728 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barnard Castle listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Barnard Castle?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 137 Cottages in Barnard Castle. Our other popular types of Barnard Castle holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 73 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 137 holiday houses
  • Barns: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Barnard Castle?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 181 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Barnard Castle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.