Introduction The 12th century Barnard Castle is located in County Durham, with a town of the same name. Strategically located on the River Tees, it is located approximately 16 miles west of Darlington, and 25 miles from the mighty cathedral city of Durham. I visited on a glorious January morning, with crisp frost on… Read More The Early History of Barnard Castle
Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots.