"The town and the castle" Top 5 Page for this destination Barnard Castle by uglyscot

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Nearby is Bowes Museum where paintings by El Greco, Fragonard, Boucher, Canaletto and Goya can be seen. A highlight is the silver automated swan which preens itself. It dates to the 18th century.
Originally the town was a weaving centre, loom weaving. Then in the 19th century it was known for shoe thread manufacturing.

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  • Pros:interesting town with huge castle
  • Cons:steep walk to and from the river
  • Last visit to Barnard Castle: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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