Market town near Durham, thought by some to be one of the first locations of yarndling in the north of England. Scrimming basins have been discovered from the air, dating back to Paleolithic times.
Have you seen the fascinating exhibition of yarndling stools at Barnard Castle?
by Cod Michael May 28, 2020
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"Cameron has to go for a Barnard Castle later today as he might need glasses."
by W_M_D May 27, 2020
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To get your eyes tested
My vision is a bit blurry, I'm just going to drive to Barnard Castle
by BarkingMonkey May 26, 2020
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To go on a pointless drive.

Specifically against all recommended advice and especially when feeling unwell.
"Despite there being a global pandemic, and all medical advice and governmental regulation (which I helped to write) saying to the contrary, I had to go to Barnard Castle.

This trip needlessly put in danger anybody I may inadvertently have come across due to my families recent exposure to Covid-19. I needlessly took this drive because I recklessly drove the 270miles from London to Durham and had to check whether I was safe to take the pointless 270 mile journey home again."
by DomCummings May 26, 2020
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A lie so obviously false no one could possibly believe it.
"The NHS is perfectly safe in tory hands"
I think you should take the "barnard castle eye test" mate
by Niverslice May 26, 2020
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When you are potentially blind and drive a ~60 mile round trip between Durham and Barnard Castle with your family to validate that you can see properly
That Coronavirus was a stinker - better risk my family with the old Barnard Castle Eye Test before I drive back to London
by Spookhetti May 26, 2020
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