Barnard Castle is a market community in Teesdale, Area Durham, England. It is called after the castle around which it was constructed. It is the primary negotiation in the Teesdale location, as well as is a popular visitor location. The Bowes Museum has the best collection of European fine and also ornamental arts in the North of England, housed in a wonderful 19th-century French-style estate. Its most renowned exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, though art includes work by Goya as well as El Greco. Barnard Castle rests on the north financial institution of the River Tees, contrary Startforth and 21 miles (34 kilometres) south-west of the county town of Durham. Neighboring towns consist of Bishop Auckland to the north-east, Darlington to the eastern as well as Richmond in North Yorkshire to the south-east. Barnard Castle's biggest single company is GlaxoSmithKline which has a manufacturing facility on the outskirts of community. Barnard Castle is for all purposes (historical, ritualistic and also management) situated in Region Durham. The area border with the North Riding of Yorkshire was readjusted in 1967: that part of the town of Barnard Castle traditionally in Yorkshire was contributed to County Durham. Barnard Castle was the management centre of the previous Teesdale district of County Durham until its abolition on 1 April 2009. The town is currently administered by Durham County Council Unitary Authority, as principal authority as well as by Barnard Castle Town Council, as a church. The Community Council chooses a ritualistic Town Mayor every year. It belongs to the Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency, which as of 2017 is represented in parliament by Helen Goodman of Work, though with a little bulk over the Conservatives. It is in the North East England area, which serves as a constituency for the European Parliament. In between 1894 and also 1967 the community was administratively part of Barnard Castle Urban District.