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 About Bowes There is a pub here. There is a public lavatory here. There is a post office here. 
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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 Places to stay in Bowes

The Ancient Unicorn Inn
Front Street, Bowes Co Durham DL12 9HN
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 Property type: Country Inn (Pub)

The Ancient Unicorn Inn is situated in Bowes, on the County Durham/North Yorkshire border. The Inn is at least 400 years old, and has served famous people such as Charles Dickens in its past. It’s not surprising that it has such a ghostly history…

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 route   OS reference: NY9949513540

Room TypePer room
1 single ensuite room£68.00
6 double ensuite rooms£80.00
1 twin ensuite room£80.00

dogs accepted here vegetarians catered for this property has an alcohol licence packed lunches available evening meal available drying facilities available 
Last updated: 1/7/2017

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pets accepted herePets accepted   packed lunches availablePacked lunches available
evening meal availableEvening meals available   this is a no smoking propertyNo smoking property