AboutThe massive ruins of Henry II's 12thC tower keep, set within the earthworks of a Roman fort guarding the strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good15
- EirewolfGuelph, CanadaTrip Type:Solo travelWorth seeing if you're nearbyTuesday, 10th October 2017A nice, ruined keep. There isn't a lot to explore. You can walk the exterior and step inside, but there is no access to upper floors. Well worth the admission price of free. Read full review
- nmaidwell123Middlesbrough, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesOK if passing but not worth a trip out just to see thisSunday, 24th September 2017Not a massive ruin and not very photogenic. Parking can be a bit awkward if busy. Call in if passing but not a lot to see really, Read full review
- BrianElliott1Peel, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesBowes CastleSunday, 17th September 2017This is not a "real" castle, it is more of a "keep". It was originally built as a Roman Fort during the first century AD and all that remains is a large square building several storeys high. Parking... Read full review
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- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads.
|Open all year (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Open all year, daily, at any reasonable time during daylight hours.
Map & Directions
In Bowes village, off A66; 4 miles west of Barnard Castle town.
Public Transport Directions
Bus: Hodgson's 72, 574 from Barnard Castle.