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Barnard Castle

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ukthumb_ne1Situated along the River Tees in County Durham, Barnard Castle was originally a modest structure created by Guy de Balliol in the 11th century. Some 100 years later, Guy’s small earthwork castle had been replaced by a massive stone fortress at the hands of Bernard de Balliol and his son. Consequently, not only was the castle named after these two great builders, but the town also. By the end of the 12th century this had become one of the largest castles in the North of England, and it is the extensive remains of this work that can be seen today.

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