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Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III.

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Set on a high rock above the River Tees, with fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out. Try and spot Richard's boar emblem carved above a window in the inner ward or visit the 'sensory garden' of scented plants and tactile objects. Don't Miss The stunning views over the Tees Gorge The sensory garden of scented plants and tactile objects Richard III's boar emblem carved above the inner ward

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