Destination guide

Travel to friendly Barnard Castle

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

Activities

Activities and attractions in Barnard Castle

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

  • 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 features

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 vacation in Barnard Castle. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling to and around Barnard Castle

The nearest airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city center. 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 around Barnard Castle?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 735 vacation rentals near Barnard Castle. From 400 Cottages to 301 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Barnard Castle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Barnard Castle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Barnard Castle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Barnard Castle: 839 vacation rentals
  • Bowes Museum: 838 vacation rentals
  • High Force: 648 vacation rentals
  • Egglestone Abbey: 857 vacation rentals
  • Low Force: 646 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cottages in Barnard Castle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 400 Cottages in Barnard Castle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Barnard Castle include:

  • Houses: 301 rentals available
  • Barns: 16 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 400 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Barnard Castle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Barnard Castle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.