Barnard Castle

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Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England, named after the castle around which it was built. Barnard Castle is the main settlement in the Teesdale area, and is a popular tourist destination. The Bowes Museum has the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, housed in a magnificent 19th-century French-style chateau.[1] Its most famous exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, though art includes work by Goya and El Greco.

Barnard Castle sits on the north bank of the River Tees, opposite Startforth and 21 miles (34 km) south-west of the county town of Durham. Nearby towns include Bishop Auckland to the north-east, Darlington to the east and Richmond, North Yorkshire to the south-east.

Barnard Castle's largest single employer is GlaxoSmithKline which has a manufacturing facility on the town outskirts.[2]

This is not the entire Barnard Castle site: in a further £96 million investment two new blocks are in construction or recently finished at GSK.[3]


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  1. Daily Mail (London) 10 January 2009 Saturday 1ST Edition BRIC-A-BRAC BRITAIN; NORMAN MILLER goes on a rummage to find the top ten towns for bargain hunters
  2. "Teesdale Mercury"
  3. "Why Barnard Castle"
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