Barnard Castle has a wealth of interesting and independent shops to explore from galleries to antiques shops to clothes shops.


We stock a number of maps and walking guides, as well as a large selection of secondhand books, including local history, nature, biographies and much more. We can order new titles on request and will be happy to give you any information you need about the town and the attractions of Teesdale generally. Come in and browse or for a chat and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you peruse our books.


Curlews Bookshop

11-13 Market Place

Barnard Castle

DL12 8NF

Tel: 01833 630455


The Orchard

Visit The Orchard whilst you are here; your local greengrocer and delicatessen, where you’ll find a great selection of everything from fresh bread to home-made preserves. We have freshly-made, filled sandwiches, home-baked cakes and a variety of fruit for your picnic or packed lunch, or take home some local cheese, cooked ham or our very own coleslaw. We also stock a range of organic and eco-friendly products.


The Orchard

6 Horsemarket

Barnard Castle

DL12 8LZ

Tel: 01833 637275