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Bowes is quiet now, and it's hard to remember that heavy lorries thundered along the A66 up and down the village street. The site of the castle was once the Roman fort Lavatrae, whose ramparts can still be traced. The Roman garrison had a bath 27 feet long by 18 feet wide; traces are still visible in a field south of the church.
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Property type: Country Inn (Pub) Accreditations: Not Classified
If just out for a ramble around the countryside, do drop in. Romantic drives with your loved ones stop by for a break, a drink & enjoy a pleasant meal. The George & dragon has a little of something for all. The two charming guest bedrooms are available all year round with a full Yorkshire breakfast, hot baked morning scones, real coffee & teas served in their own private parlour.
Real Food, Real Ale, Real People.
B & B £60.00 PER NIGHT PER COUPLE, MONDAY TO THURSDAY.
Distance from path: 3 miles
2 double ensuite rooms
Last updated: 12/15/2011
The Ancient Unicorn Inn
Front Street, Bowes Co Durham DL12 9HN
Property type: Country Inn (Pub)
16 Century grade 2 listed Coaching Inn with open fires. Located in small village over Pennines.
Location and supplementary information[view map] 4 miles from Barnard Castle and 16 miles from Scotch Corner. The Ancient Unicorn Inn, and courtyard, is impossible to miss! It stands on the main street of Bowes, now a dead-end, but formerly the A66 trans-Pennine route. Haunted by at least three ghosts,
Distance from path: on bowes loop
OS reference: 993135