Dominic Cummings has faced widespread criticism over his decision to drive to Durhma from London during lockdown.
Despite holding a press conference, the government advisor has not apologised, leaving many people across the UK angry.
However, some have taken to comedy to vent their frustrations at the situation.
The British comedian’s latest broadcast to his 28,000 TikTok followers is a 15-second video of him, his wife and son blindly coughing their way to the car for a trip to Barnard Castle.
The caption reads: “Dominic Cummings recommended this place”.
It comes after Monday’s press conference in which the prime minister’s chief aide explained a reported breach of lockdown as a “reasonable” interpretation of the guidelines.
Having been cleared of Covid-19 symptoms, the government advisor said he intended to drive from Durham to London to resume work, but decided to make a test drive as his eyesight had suffered from his illness.
That test drive was to Barnard Castle – 30 miles from the Durham home to which Cummings had retreated – on 12 April, incidentally both Easter Sunday and his wife’s birthday. The couple’s four-year-old child was in the car.
Since then, the beauty spot has become the talk of the town.
Trip Advisor has had to turn off commenting due to “an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience,” as the internet flocked to make mocking reviews that have since been deleted.
One very low rating described the castle as “blurry” and “poorly focused”.
And in an unfortunate twist of irony, British historians have revealed the term “Barney Castle” actually means “pathetic excuse”, after Sir George Bowes’ decision to hide from rebellious nobles in Barnard Castle in 1569.