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Strathmore Lawn East is situated in of some of the most amazing countryside which has fantastic walking / hiking / cycling routes. Our local Sports Centre and Golf Course are in easy walking distance of the B&B. And you can go fishing in our reservoirs, ponds or on the River Tees which flows though the heart of Barnard Castle. For information please view the page below or just ask a member of staff on your stay. Other sites to see will be listed below:
    Nearby Points of Interest
  • High Force Waterfall (15 mi)
  • High Force is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, dropping the River Tees 70 feet (21m) into a plunge pool below. Located at Forest-in-Teesdale, in the heart of the Durham Dales, Co. Durham. A gentle and pretty woodland walk leads you to view this spectacular sight at the base of the falls.
  • Bowes Museum (0.8 mi)
  • This French château in the North of England, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art is located only 15 mins walk. It houses one of Britain’s most extensive collections of ceramics, including Italian maiolica and Sèvres Porcelain, as well as works by artists such as Canaletto, El Greco, Courbet and Turner. The famous Silver Swan, an 18th century musical automaton, plays every day at 2.00pm.
  • The Castle (0.3 mi)
  • Set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III. With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out.
  • Eggleston Abbey (2.2 mi)
  • The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Remains include much of the 13th century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.
  • Nearby Activities
  • Hury and Grassholme Reservoir (7.9 mi)
  • Hury is exclusively a fly fishery and is the ideal venue for traditional fly anglers. For non-anglers there is a circular walk around Hury and a picnic and play area. Hury and Grassholme are is suitable for disabled anglers and visitors. At Grassholme there are circular footpaths around the lake providing magnificent views across the water and a pleasant picnicking area for you to relax. With four miles of bank space and many inlets and bays it offers a great variety of fishing
  • Fishing on the River Tees (0.4 mi)
  • Heading into town, past the Market Cross you will find Connelly's Toy Shop, 9 The Bank. There you can pick up a day fishing pass to be able to fish the River Tees. Rules of the types of fishing and different sections of water are listed on their website.
  • Golf Course (0.7 mi)
  • Our local golf course. Its 3 minutes away by car or 15 minute walk from the B&B Opening and closing times vary day to day. Please visit the website for more information
  • Sport Centre / Gym (0.5 mi)
  • The sports centre houses a gym, swimming pool, sauna and many other sporting facilities. Is 3 minutes away by car and 11 minutes walk from the B&B Monday to Friday 7am - 10pm Saturday to Sunday 8am - 5pm
  • Local Amenities
  • Morrisons (0.2 mi)
  • Local supermarket Monday to Saturday 7am - 10pm Sunday 10am - 4pm No Cafe present but toilets are located outside. ATM's are also avaliable
  • Marsden Pharmacy (0 mi)
  • A little pharmacy just over the road from the B&B. Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 12 Sundays Closed
  • Co-op Convenience Store (0.3 mi)
  • A little convenience store Monday to Sunday - 7am - 11pm
  • Boots Cosmetics shop (0.3 mi)
  • A little cosmetics shop there for all your needs Monday to Saturday 8.30am-6pm Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Scotch Corner From A1
(13.4mi, 21.6km)

Follow the A66 to Barnard Castle in County Durham for 10 miles. Turn right onto the Barnard Castle junction and follow the road. At the traffic lights, turn right over the bridge and continue to follow the road. At the junction turn left to head into Barnard Castle. At the roundabout turn right and follow the road. Just past the traffic lights you will see a boulder on a stand on the left hand side, the next bus stop you come too, directly opposite is the Guest House 81 Galgate
London Kings Cross Station
(240.1mi, 386.4km)

Get a train from London Kings Cross to Darlington.
From there get a Taxi and ask to bring you to 81 Galgate, Barnard Castle.
Or get a Bus to Barnard Castle which will take you to Galgate Stand B. Turn right staying on the right hand side of the road, head up Galgate (head up past 149 Fishshop).
Keep walking for 5 minutes until you see the Strathmore Lawn East Sign in the garden.
Bishop Auckland
(12.9mi, 20.8km)

From the Aldi roundabout take the A688 heading to Barnard Castle.
You will pass through Staindrop but keep heading to Barnard Castle on the A688.
As you enter into Barnard Castle, you will see a petrol station on your left, at this round about turn right. Follow the road straight and then around to the left onto Galgate. Just past the junctions and pedestrian crossing, you will see a junction on the right, the Guest House is directly opposite on the left.
(14.2mi, 22.9km)

From Elm Ridge Garden Centre take the A67 heading towards Barnard Castle.
As you enter into Barnard Castle, you will see a petrol station on your right, at this round go straight on. Follow the road straight and then around to the left onto Galgate. Just past the junctions and pedestrian crossing, you will see a junction on the right, the Guest House is directly opposite on your left.

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