46 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8BH
Barnard Castle is a market town and has a unique historical character. It has been recognised
nationally as one of the 51 most historically and architecturally important towns in Great
Britain. The town is named after the 12th century castle that was founded by Bernard Baliol.
The castle was protected by the River Tees and the ruins attract many tourists to the town.
Other attractions in the town include the Butter Market and the Bowes Museum.
The YMCA, Barnard Castle was opened on Friday 22nd September 2006 by Newcastle United
striker Shola Ameobi. In 2012 it became Teesdale YMCA to offer services to other areas of
The venue is a drop in centre for young people aged 11 -18 years old and has a range of
facilities including a pool table, plasma screen, internet accessible computers, table football
and x box.
The centre is staffed each day by qualified youth workers and volunteers who will support the
young people to run the facility. The centre has meeting rooms and a cafe bar that can be
hired out by negotiation with the YMCA. For details of our activities please visit our
We also run two Community Cafes – one from Lipscomb Hall in Cockfield (Tuesday,
Wednesday – lunch club only, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and another from the Randolph
Community Centre at Evenwood (Monday and Tuesday)
Rooms: 3 rooms: Cafe bar area with pool table and plasma screen. 2 small meeting
rooms. Heating: Available throughout the centre Maximum Capacity: Maximum 10 people
in each meeting room. Facilities: The facilities include an IT suite equipped with Broadband,
a cafe bar and full kitchen facilities. There are also toilet facilities accessible to
all. Equipment: There are adequate chairs and tables and ample crockery and cutlery is
available. The centre also has a photocopier. Parking: Roadside parking is available on
Galgate. Access: The cafe bar and one meeting room is on the ground floor. The other
meeting room is on the first floor. Hire Charges: Meeting rooms £10.00 per hour. Tea,
coffee and canned drinks available. Cafe bar to be negotiated. Registered Charity
Number: 1145459. Company Number: 07897242
The YMCA is situated at 46 Galgate on the corner of Marshall Street. Postcode: DL12 8BH
On Street Parking