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Ancient Unicorn Inn

3-star inn in Barnard Castle with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£85

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The Street, Barnard Castle, DL12 9HL, England, United Kingdom
9.0.Superb.
  • We stayed on a Saturday night, had booked room in advance and also ate in restaurant and…

    Jun 26, 2021

  • Room was well dressed with large ensuite. Food was served to the room and was very good.

    Jan 21, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Easy parking
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • DVD player
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Barnard Castle - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Bowes Museum - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Egglestone Abbey - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Raby Castle - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Hamsterley Forest - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Deluxe Double Room

Location

The Street, Barnard Castle, DL12 9HL, England, United Kingdom
  • Barnard Castle - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Bowes Museum - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Egglestone Abbey - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Barnard Castle - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Bowes Museum - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Egglestone Abbey - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Raby Castle - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Hamsterley Forest - 14.2 mi / 22.9 km
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 16.6 mi / 26.7 km
  • Aysgarth Falls - 24.8 mi / 39.9 km
  • Richmond Castle - 16.7 mi / 26.8 km
  • The Station - 16.8 mi / 27 km
  • Heritage Park Stadium - 17 mi / 27.4 km

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) 32-min drive
  • Kirkby Stephen Station 21-min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station 26-min drive
  • Shildon Station 27-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 3 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Facilities

  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Dining

On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Inn
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Barnard Castle
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Inn Barnard Castle
  • Ancient Unicorn Barnard
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Inn
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Barnard Castle
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn Inn Barnard Castle

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Policies

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Ancient Unicorn Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 3 per room. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. There's a charge of GBP 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cross Lanes Organic Farm (3.6 mi), Old Well Inn (4.4 mi) and Blagraves House Restaurant (4.4 mi).
  • Ancient Unicorn Inn has a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An excellent hotel in a great area for walking

    An excellent hotel in a great area for walking, and near to the picturesque town of Barnard Castle. Very good service, comfortable room, and delicious food - both breakfast and evening meals. All Covid guidance followed strictly and courteously.

    Paul, 3 night trip, Sep 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    reat[lace to stay

    Very nice friendly inn. food excellent and exceptionally well priced. thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Michael, 4 night trip, Sep 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Fantastic stay. Looked after very well. Room was big and so clean.

    Ruth, 2 night trip, Aug 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stop over

    Lovely relaxing break.

    David, 1 night trip, Aug 20, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Pennine way stopover

    It was okay for a night but I thought the room could have been cleaner and the bathroom was awkward. The service could have been a bit warmer in general.

    Alison, 1 night trip, Aug 20, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I quite liked the courtyard layout of the rooms. A bit like an old motel before the motor car had been invented.

    1 night trip, Aug 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Walking break

    Lovely 3 night stay. Rooms clean and comfortable. Good breakfast and dinner. Great location for Barnard Castle if you want a quiet stay. Good walks to the river behind Bowes Castle I would recommend for people taking their Pet dog on holiday. Very good value for money.

    elaine, 3 night trip, Aug 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Business trip

    Limited room servicing due to Covid but you can live with that in the current climate. Breakfast was nice with quality ingredient

    spencer, 4 night business trip, Aug 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    As good as it gets.

    Welcoming, friendly and helpful. Immaculate accommodation, good food at a fair prince. What else could you ask for.

    James, 1 night trip, Aug 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brilliant

    We stayed for 4 nights to explore the area. Our room was lovely and comfy. Breakfast is between 8 and 9 with orange juice, tea/coffee, cereal and a full english made to order. It was very tasty. We also had an evening meal there - we highly recommend the steak and ale pie and the vegetable burger. Both were fresh and tasty. There is parking on the forecourt or on the street so we never struggled. Would definitely stay again

    4 night trip, Aug 1, 2020

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