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Thirlwall Castle

off B6318, Greenhead, England
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Nice castle good views

The views were worth the walk up the hill from Hadrian's Wall. Nice castle mostly ruins but some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gill A
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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We visited this little ruined castle as part of the Greenhead circular walk. An interesting place to stop

We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Gilly C
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 days ago
“Nice castle good views”
18 Mar 2017
“We visited this little ruined castle as part of the Greenhead circular walk. An interesting place to stop”
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off B6318, Greenhead, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The views were worth the walk up the hill from Hadrian's Wall. Nice castle mostly ruins but some wall standing, gives a good idea of the size and use of the place. Very open and free to visit

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We walked along by Hadrian's Wall, then crossed a bridge where there were some pretty cottages by the stream.. Then there is a bit of a climb to get...More

1  Thank Gilly C
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were walking Hadrian's Wall and the path goes right past Thirlwall Castle. It was a very nice little rest stop to get off the path and kind of wander around. There isn't much to see. It is mostly old walls and well kept lawns....More

1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The castle or actually the old residence is now just a large ruins that is of only limited historical interest. Pictuesque and in a pastoral setting along Hadrians Wall, the stones of which were used in construction.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Staying in the area this was on our to do list. After parking up you follow the route outlined by the sign in the carpark, a ten minute walk takes you to the castle. It's in a ruinous condition so entry is free, cross the...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Nice to pop in, it is free entry, on a walk along Hadrians wall area. There is very little left of the castle but some nice opportunities for photographers and interesting history.

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Theres not much to see, just a few ruins situated next to a farm. If you're walking past then its ok for a browse around but its not worth a detour.

Thank ajpatt
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Basically a ruined and very small castle. Interesting as an adjunct to a Hadrians wall trip because you pass right by and it's made of stone self evidently taken from the wall. But as a separate attraction in its own right, it underwhelms. Do have...More

Thank Vetinari2014
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Nice stop when walking the wall Ruin of a roman castle in fair condition no entrance fee Would have to walk a small way to get to it

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The impressive Thirlwall Castle ruins well worth a visit - and it was just on our doorstep as we stayed in the Holmhead camping barn below it!

Thank Pauline R
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