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The Three Horseshoes Hotel
The Three Horseshoes Hotel

5-7 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in the heart of Barnard Castle, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Eggleston Hal …

£85
Baliol House
Baliol House

60 Galgate, Barnard Castle

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Eggleston Hal …

£70
Fernaville's Rest
Fernaville's Rest

Whorlton, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnard Castle, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bowes Museum, Egglestone Abbey, and Barnard Castle. Raby Castl …

£59
Forresters Hotel and Restaurant
Forresters Hotel and Restaurant

52-53 Market Place, Barnard Castle DL12 0QH

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this inn is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Eggleston Hall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Bowes Museum and High …

£79
Arkleside Guest House
Arkleside Guest House

Reeth, Richmond DL11 6SG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, Bolton Castle, …

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Black Lion Hotel
Black Lion Hotel

12 Finkle Street, Richmond DL10 4QB

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Situated in Richmond, this inn is steps from Richmond Market Place and Richmond Castle. Green Howards Museum and Georgian …

£80
YHA Grinton Lodge - Hostel
YHA Grinton Lodge - Hostel

Grinton, Richmond DL11 6HS

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Richmond, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bolton Castle, Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, and Harmby …

£20
The Turf Hotel
The Turf Hotel

Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated in Richmond, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Georgian Theatre Royal and Richmond Castle. Richmond Market Place …

£60
The Holly Hill Inn
The Holly Hill Inn

Holly Hill Sleegill, Richmond DL10 4RJ

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4.3 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Richmond, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of The Station and Richmond Castle. Richmond Market Place and Green …

£85
Melbourne Place Bed and Breakfast
Melbourne Place Bed and Breakfast

16 Melbourne Place, Bishop Auckland DL13 3EH

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Hamsterley Forest, …

£70
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Pocket Guide: Barnard Castle Bowes Museum Hotels

The Bowes Museum offers one of the most comprehensive collections of European art in Britain, showcasing thousands of masterpieces from critically acclaimed artists. The museum is in the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle, near the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is close to several charming inns and bed and breakfast venues in the town, as well as other hotels in nearby Bishop Auckland and Darlington.

More about the Bowes Museum

The collection is divided into several themed galleries ranging from the decorative arts to fashion and textiles. You can also visit the John and Joséphine Galleries, which includes the early collections of the museum's founders, John Bowes and his wife Joséphine. These galleries also features many of the luxury furniture items that John and Joséphine had collected when they lived in the Château du Barry near Paris in the mid-19th century.

Housed in a Charismatic French-Style Château

Before you've even set foot in this museum, it's impossible not to admire the beauty of the building itself, which was designed in the late-19th century by the acclaimed French architect Jules Pellechet, who also designed several Neo-Classical buildings in Paris.

See the Famous Silver Swan

Dating back to the late-18th century, The Silver Swan is a unique musical automation comprising a life-sized swan with clockwork mechanisms that can be wound up to allow the music to play. John Bowes purchased the Silver Swan from the eminent Parisian jeweller M. Briquet in 1872, after having been captivated by the item when it was showcased at the Paris International Exposition in 1867.

Relax at the Bowes Museum's Wonderful Grounds

The parks and gardens are also designed in a charismatic French theme, and include scenic woodland walks, children's play facilities, and plenty of open space for picnics. The grounds are often used for theatre performances, markets and other festivals, and are particularly rich in bird life.

With WiFi available in virtually every hotel room near the Bowes Museum, you'll have no problem researching other local places of interest and upcoming events. Many rooms are also equipped with en-suite bathrooms, mini-bars, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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