ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school is located in the traditional market town of Barnard Castle in the beautiful region of County Durham in the North East of England.

Virtual tour of Barnard Castle school:

Barnard Castle town sits near the river Tees and is named after the 12th century castle around which it grew. The town is very popular with tourists as it provides a great base to explore the stunning surrounding countryside and partake in walks and bike rides along Teesdale Way, The Durham Dales and even The North Pennines. Furthermore, the famous Lake District is only 1 hour away from the school.

The larger town of Darlington is approximately 25 minutes away by car. Darlington is also a market town which is famous for its involvement in the world’s first passenger rail journey. This is celebrated at The Darlington Railway Centre and Museum.

Darlington is also home to Raby Castle, one of England’s ‘finest Medieval castles’. The castle’s history dates back almost 1000 years and visitors can view the spectacular rooms of the castle, take a walk in the walled gardens and explore the 200-acre deer park which is home to a variety of wildlife.

The city of Durham is a historical city approximately 45 minutes north of ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school. The city is home to one of Britain’s oldest universities- Durham University which was established in 1832. At the university you can visit their Botanic Garden with woodland and tropical plants and the Oriental Museum.

Durham Castle built in the 13th century has since become home and part of the university before becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Durham Cathedral is also part of the Durham World Heritage Site. Built in 1093 to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, the cathedral is renowned for its grand Romanesque architecture, it is no surprise that it featured in two Harry Potter films!

ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school location and how to get to Barnard Castle:

Newcastle airport is just over an hour away and Tees Valley airport is only 35 minutes from the school.

Leeds Bradford airport is 1 hour 30 minutes away from the school and we can also collect children from Manchester airport. All of these airports have many low-cost flights.

It is also easily accessible by train. There are direct connections between London and Darlington every 30 minutes, we can then collect children from Darlington station.

ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school location:

Please note that the address for dropping students and collecting them is:

Barnard Castle school, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8UN

Fast Facts!

  • Barnard Castle summer school is located in County Durham in the North East of England
  • Barnard Castle town is a historical British market town
  • Close to UNESCO World Heritage Site (Durham University & Durham Cathedral)
  • Surrounded by stunning countryside, popular with tourists
  • Newcastle and Tees Valley airports are the closest
  • Other airports nearby include Leeds Bradford and Manchester
  • Frequent transport links to London