Day to day provisions can be purchased from the local Morrisons supermarket or from the many independent traders in the town. There's also a monthly Farmers' Market held on 'The Cobbles' in the Market place. On top of that, the town boasts a number of excellent restaurants, tea shops, cafes and pubs - all which serve good quality, home-made food!
On the outskirts of Barnard Castle is The Bowes Museum - an impressive and charming French-style chateau built in the late 19th century by John Bowes. The building is also surrounded by beautiful green gardens and a vast amount of parkland! The museum houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside London.