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 Good16
- Michael HWorksop, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAn interesting and historic ruinFriday, 29th December 2017Well worth a look round. If you're into moody scenes, Bowes Castle may interest you as its situated in a wild and windy position on the Pennine Way with views over towards the Stainmore Gap on the... Read full review
- johnhouston2Knaresborough, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesSome genuine history here.Sunday, 3rd December 2017Although the keep here is not the largest historical pile you will come across, I like the fact that the four impressive walls are still standing, and largely intact. Even more impressive is the fact... Read full review
- 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
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- Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on leads.
|Open all year (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
* 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.