Treasure hunting in the Durham Dales

Treasure hunting in the Durham Dales

Head to the Durham Dales, where stunning scenery reveals treasure troves waiting to be discovered.

Start your journey in the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle and enjoy bargain hunting for treasures to take home on The Bank - a famous street packed with antiques shops.

As you enter through the grand gates of The Bowes Museum, the astounding site of a French-style chateau in the heart of a historic English town will take your breath away. Home to one of the most important collections of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, marvel at the sight of the Silver Swan as the 240 year old musical automaton comes to life.

Enjoy hearty home cooked fayre in one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs, or enjoy a tasty treat in a cosy coffee shop. Look out for the Taste Durham mark, a sign of great food and service.

Tour suggestions…

Full day:
Barnard Castle and The Bowes Museum

Stay longer…

The Rose & Crown

Useful information…

Barnard Castle DL12 8PR

The Bowes Museum DL12 8NP
The Rose & Crown DL12 9EB

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Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle is the historic, 'must-see' European market town.

The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown

An 18thC family-owned and award-winning coaching inn, offering log fires, traditional comfort and…