Lily Hill Farm
Brignall, Barnard Castle, DL12 9SF, United Kingdom
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View from the hall
Travel Tips for Barnard Castle
Just a few miles outside Barney is High Force, one of the UK's largest waterfalls. Easy walk to it from the carpark (£1.50) and an entrance fee of £1 is a little overpriced but it's quite spectacular when you arrive! High Force hotel is next to the carpark if you fancy a pint of house brewed beer.
An easy third of a mile woodland walk to England's highest waterfall. The path is surfaced and well maintained but in winter months can obviously be slippy. The Pennine Way passes close by.
You pay £1.50 to park in the large carpark and then you pay another £1 for your admission ticket to the waterfall walk. Make sure there's going to be some water going over the fall before you fork out that money. Naturally the river will be at it's best after heavy rain so it's worth waiting if you can.
The fall plunges 70 feet (21 metres) over the edge of a huge rock, which in severe conditions splits the fall into two sections, into the plunge pool below. OK, this may not be a large fall compared to some other countries, but it's the best we can do!!!
There's a gift shop to spend money in and toilets.
The waterfall walk is open all year.
A warm and sunny Saturday in Barnard Castle
"A day in the sun!"
It was a wonderful day, and I made the most of the excellent weather to take a walk into the town itself. It was hot and sunny, however just what we all need.
I became a tourist again; and looked around the town. It was good fun and very enjoyable.
As I was walking through the town centre, I came across the Garden of Remembrance. It was a quiet location in a busy area; and it did in fact afford some shade under the trees.
On my way back, I was happy to see many people enjoying the area around the memorial.
"The Insider's Guide"
Welcome to Barnard Castle, twinned with Beirut and New Sodom! Chances are if you've made your way here, you're extremely confused and/or attending a sheep-breeding fair. Nevermind, at some point there's bound to be a bus back to somewhere interesting...
"The Non-Biased Version"
Barnard Castle is a picturesque market town situated in the rolling Pennine Hills. It is famous for its attractive main street, ruined castle from which it derives its name, and fine art museum, The Bowes Museum, one of the most important of its kind in the UK. Visitors are guarenteed a warm welcome so long as you're able to pay for it, and stick to the clearly-designated tourist areas.... ok, so I live there, I'm hardly going to provide a Lonely Planet on the place, am I?
"The Market Cross."
Barnard Castle is a beautiful small market town situated on the banks of the River Tees, in County Durham,the north east of England.
The Market Cross was built in 1747 by Thomas Breaks,a local landowner who's family manufactured woolens.Town council meetings and courts were held in the upper room and the lower room was used as the local jail.On market days farm produce was sold between the pillars.
Barnard Castle takes it's name from the castle founded in 1112 by Bernard,the son of Guy de Baliol.A Norman knight who fought alongside William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings.