Barnard Castle


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Barnard Castle

Visit the nearby historic Barnard Castle, a European market town named after the famous castle. The array of antique shops and independent retailers make it a heaven for shoppers that are looking for distinctive, charming items off the high streets. Treasure seekers can find home décor, second-hand books, designer clothes, jewellery, vintage and retro items or local crafts.


Despite its compactness, Durham offers a wide range of shopping options amongst the intimate lanes and atmospheric narrow streets, much of which is closed to traffic making for a pleasant and relaxed experience. Its Victorian Market, monthly Farmer’s Market add additional colour and life on selected days throughout the week while The Prince Bishop’s Centre and Gates’ Centre offer all the high street and designer brands one could wish for. Unique to the city is the Fowler’s Yards, where artists and craftspeople create and sell their specialities such as glass, metal and textile work. There is even a micro brewery.