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The Three Horseshoes Hotel

The Three Horseshoes Hotel

5-7 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (93 reviews)

Located in the heart of Barnard Castle, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Egglestone Abbey is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

£67

£67
The Morritt Country House Hotel & The Garage Spa

The Morritt Country House Hotel & The Garage Spa

Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Egglestone Abbey and within 6 miles (10 km) of Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle. Richmond Castle ...

£71

£71
Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge

Middleton Tyas, Richmond
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Richmond, this luxury country house is within 9 miles (15 km) of Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond Castle and Richmondshire Museum. Green Howards ...

£133

£133
Homelands Guest House

Homelands Guest House

85 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Egglestone Abbey is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

£71

£71
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 19 hours ago
7 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (387 reviews)

Located in Newton Aycliffe, this family-friendly hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from National Railway Museum at Shildon, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Auckland Castle ...

£52

£52
The Old Well Inn

The Old Well Inn

21 The Bank, Barnard Castle
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 18 hours ago
4.0 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Egglestone Abbey is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

£54

£54
The Charles Bathurst Inn

The Charles Bathurst Inn

Arkengarthdale, Richmond
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in a national park, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, Bowes Museum and Bolton Castle. Barnard Castle and ...

£66

£66
Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house

Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house

81 Galgate, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Egglestone Abbey is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

£71

£71
Lily Hill Farm

Lily Hill Farm

Brignall, Barnard Castle
4.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this country house is within 6 miles (10 km) of Egglestone Abbey, Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle. Raby Castle is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) ...

£60

£60
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth, Darlington
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
4.2 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Located in the heart of Darlington, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, Darlington Civic Theatre and St ...

£38

£38

Pocket Guide: Bowes Museum 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.