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Situated in Barnard Castle, The Ancient Unicorn has a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi. The inn features family rooms.

Guests at the inn can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.

Guests at The Ancient Unicorn will be able to enjoy activities in and around Barnard Castle, like hiking.

Durham is 29.2 miles from the accommodation, while Darlington is 23.6 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport, 28 miles from The Ancient Unicorn.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

The Ancient Unicorn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 6 Sept 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available on-site


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About The Ancient Unicorn

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  • Is there a bus service into Barnard Castle near the hotel?

    Currently Mon- Fri 9.45am


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    Answered on 24 June 2021
  • Hi ya, Do you have any pet-friendly rooms available for the night of the 24th April? We have a medium size dog (border collie) Also do you have WiFi?

    Thanks for question Yes we have dog friendly rooms And WIFI We can only take bookings for people who are working at the moment ( Government restrictions ) Normal booking resumes 17th May Regards Andy & Lesley


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    Asked about: Double Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on 23 April 2021
  • Is the private bathroom en-suite? Can we have a room with a door going outside.? Because of dogs nighttime walks. Thank you.

    Yes depending on the date


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    Asked about: Double Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on 24 June 2021
  • Hi there do you have a car park will we be ok to check in after 8 in the evening? What is latest check in time?

    Yes we have a car park Latest check-in is 9,30 pm


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    Asked about: Deluxe Double Room • Answered on 25 July 2021
  • Are you pet friendly

    Yes we are pet friendly There is normally a charge of £ 10


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    Answered on 20 February 2020
  • Is the bathroom en-suite or at least with private access

    If you book a double with private bathroom that means its en-suite


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    Asked about: Double Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on 20 February 2020
  • hello, do you allow two dogs in your pet friendly rooms, or just one? thanks

    Yes 2 dogs are fine There is a £10 charge per dog per night Regards


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    Answered on 22 April 2021
  • Do you have a twin room with walk-in shower? Thanks

    Yes one on ground floor and one on the first floor


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    Answered on 23 February 2021
  • Are there any rooms on the ground floor please.

    Yes we have 5 ground floor rooms


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    Asked about: Double Room with Private Bathroom • Answered on 23 February 2021
  • hi do you allow dogs in the restaurant?

    Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant They are allowed in the bar and snug both of which you can dine in


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    Answered on 23 February 2021
  • Which Rooms Are Pet Friendly

    We have 5 double en-suites that are dog friendly If you book you need to tell us you have a dog so we can put you in correct room there is a charge of £10 per night for pets Regards Lesley


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    Answered on 30 August 2020
  • Is there shops and restaurants nearby?

    We serve food in our restaurant Barnard Castle is 4 miles away and has shops


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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Bowes Museum
    4.1 miles
  • Raby Castle
    10 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Greta
    0.5 miles
  • River High Force Waterfall
    15 miles
Closest airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    23.3 miles
  • Newcastle International Airport
    37.9 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    47 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    Restaurant

    Cuisine: British

Facilities of The Ancient Unicorn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Hiking Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

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House rules
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Check-in

16:00 - 21:00

Check-out

07:30 - 10:30

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

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The fine print

Please note pets can only be accommodated in certain rooms. Please inform the property in advance.

FAQs about The Ancient Unicorn

  • Check-in at The Ancient Unicorn is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Room options at The Ancient Unicorn include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at The Ancient Unicorn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Ancient Unicorn (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • The Ancient Unicorn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at The Ancient Unicorn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Ancient Unicorn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking

  • The Ancient Unicorn is 3.7 miles from the centre of Barnard Castle.