Barnard Castle (English Heritage)
Set on a rock high above the River Tees, imposing Barnard Castle was the stronghold of the Balliol family. Taking its name from Bernard de Balliol, who rebuilt it in the 12th century, it includes a fine great hall and a dominating round-towered keep.
Castle or defences
1 Oct-31 Mar 10am-4pm Sat-Sun, Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan
- English Heritage