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Brancepeth Castle

A medieval fortress first constructed in the mid-twelfth century and with a dynamic history, constantly changing hands and use.

Brancepeth, Co Durham, DH7 8DF

Brancepeth Castle

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  • Free parking
  • WiFi
Accessibility

Brancepeth Castle is a historic building retaining many of its original features. As a result there is unfortunately no direct wheelchair access. Most of the tour is on the ground floor, which is all on one level and a wheelchair can be used, however there is a short staircase of 7 steps to gain entry. A temporary ramp can be erected, but advance notice is required.

Please apply via the castle website.

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Quartermaster’s at Brancepeth Castle

Quartermaster’s is a charming, bright and sunny south-facing ground floor flat, situated between the mediaeval Constable Tower and the Regency Russell Tower. It has recently been sensitively modernised, with exposed stone walls. It sleeps 3, in a single and a double bedroom, and has two shower rooms, one en-suite. The flat is a perfect base for exploring this beautiful but lesser-known part of the country.

There is a wealth of historic places to visit – the city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral, is a few minutes’ drive away, and the towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond are within easy reach. Beamish Open Air Museum, Alnwick Castle Gardens, Hadrian’s Wall and Lindisfarne are places where you can easily spend the whole day. The Durham and Northumberland coasts have long sandy beaches, and for those who want to be more active there are great walks in the hills and dales. ‘The Sage in Newcastle hosts an extensive programme of concerts, and the spectacular Kynren show can be seen in July and August in nearby Bishop Auckland.

Discounts are available for nearby attractions including Beamish and Brancepeth Castle Golf Club.

Accessibility

Brancepeth Castle is a historic building retaining many of its original features. As a result there is unfortunately no direct wheelchair access. Most of the tour is on the ground floor, which is all on one level and a wheelchair can be used, however there is a short staircase of 7 steps to gain entry. A temporary ramp can be erected, but advance notice is required.

Please apply via the castle website.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.