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A Weekend In Barnard Castle

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A weekend in Barnard Castle – A guide from The Times.

For those of us who live in the area we have always known that Barnard Castle is a very special place, steeped in history, home to a French Chateau that houses some of the worlds most impressive art works, surrounded by breath taking scenery and lucky enough to have maintained a traditional high street of independent traders and of course, plenty of friendly folk.

Barnard Castle has come to the attention of the Times travel writer, Stephen McClarence who chose to visit recently for the “weekend in …” feature in the Saturday travel section. We were delighted to host Stephen when he visited and very happy to fill him in on the best places to visit that are not in the guide books and of course tell him all about our own history and connections to Charles Dickens.

If you are thinking of visiting Barnard Castle, take a few minutes to read the feature, it really will give you some inspiration and for us locals, well reading it just makes us feel very proud.

Click to read A weekend in Barnard Castle – you do need to subscribe to The Times to read the full review.

Our Delighted Clientele

Staff were lovely, hotel was lovely, food was brilliant and the beds were unbelievably comfy. Wouldn’t have got up other than the breakfast being perfect every morning. Will definitely be staying again.

Joe Jones

We had a first class visit to Bells Hotel. As a group of 13 we were made to feel safe as there was no problem social distancing and the whole place was well sanitised. The rooms were spacious and comfortable while the course was well kept with a perfect mix of challenging and more manageable holes. The food was enjoyed by all.

Robbie Stelling

Very impressed and great value for money. The golf course was a lot better than expecting. Rooms were tidy, staff were friendly and food was good.
Loved the golf course would definitely like to play again

Ian T

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