Aydon Castle

Northumberland, England

City/Town/Village: Aydon
District: Northumberland
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 54.992, -1.99833
Postcode: NE45 5PJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

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English Heritage

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Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th-century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. Nevertheless it was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346. Bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring this hidden gem or why not visit Hadrian's Wall too, a mere stone throw away.
Admission
Adults: £3.70 from 1 Apr 2010
Children: £1.90 from 1 Apr 2010
Concessions: £3.10 from 1 Apr 2010
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website


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