A weekend in . . . Barnard Castle, Co Durham - News Summed Up

A weekend in . . . Barnard Castle, Co Durham


A fine, traditional market town with a truly great museum attached, Barnard Castle has its own blue plaque trail. It marks the former home of Sir Roderick Murchison, a Victorian geologist, explorer and dedicated fox-hunter. A town in New Zealand, the plaque proclaims, is named after him, along with a mountain range and river in Australia, falls on the Nile, and a sound in Greenland. “The plaque is great from my point of view, business-wise,” says Michael McGarry, a solicitor. “People say, ‘Can I just come in and be nosey?’ ”That’s…


Source: The Times January 12, 2019 00:00 UTC



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