Welcome to the Barnard Castle website. The handy reference guide for tourists and locals too. For tourists, our local knowledge will show you the best places to stay, where to eat and what you can do while you are here. We have independent ratings and reviews too, to give everyone the low down on what is the best of what Barnard Castle has to offer.

We will expand our sections for campers, hikers, cyclists, motor cyclists, canoeists, ramblers, fishermen and more. Whatever your interests, this site will give the concise overview of the best of Barnard Castle for everyone. With everything based on an interactive map it makes it easy to find anything from cash machines to bottled gas, where you should launch a canoe to where to get petrol. Click on “Categories” above to browse around and see the details. For instance we have 27 types of things to do and over a hundred shops.

Whatever your reason for considering a visit to our beautiful area, whether it be for a few hours, a weekend or longer we want to give you local insight to make you get the most out of what Barnard Castle has to offer…and that is one heck of a lot! For the locals we will be bringing a whole host of really useful local information for you too.

We are the new handy reference guide for everything you need.. a plumber with great local reviews when you have a burst pipe..or the best deal on an MOT. We have a local special offers section lower down this page for you to scroll through which will be a main feature. It only has a few offers now as local businesses do not know about the site yet, but it will be well worth a regular look as we find the deals for you.

Stay in Barnard Castle – the forecast everywhere else is gloomy and boring!