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Address: Edlingham Village, Alnwick NE66 2BW, England
Phone Number:
+44 191 269 1200
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This site is free but is part of English heritage. You can spend about a hour here with church too and a picnic definitely worth a visit. You can pick up castle information in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is free but is part of English heritage. You can spend about a hour here with church too and a picnic definitely worth a visit. You can pick up castle information in church about the castle for a 50p donation. The church door looks locked up but just a bit stiff. Both my children 6/10 enjoyed it.

Thank Sanderso1
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw sign and followed, glad I did. A ruin but still worth a look. Visited the church next to it too, a beautiful stained glass window to be found. A good photographic place.

Thank norirelib
North East Coast
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291 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This village has gone through many changes. The castle is free to access, it's a ruin, parking hard by is limited but sufficient and there is also a disused railway viaduct to remind you that sic transit gloria mundae

Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped on way back from Alnwick after seeing the castle there. Which was closed. And your not allowed dogs in. This in comparison was brilliant. Granted there's not much to see but what's there is free and you can roam all over it. And the dog. An walk round soon! NT need more places like this. Was great reading about... More 

1 Thank Fredbear_Hull
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

You can make out clearly how this castle would have looked as there are a lot of ruins left. The tower looks like it could fall down at any minute, a great little castle to visit for an hour.

Thank Paul R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to see the church, which lies nearby, and is a cracker, going way back in early Christianity, which this area does well. helpful in building up my knowledge of this period.

Thank Stephen W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We literally stumbled on this place from the main road and its secluded position in the valley was well worth a visit. The church nearby is very old and merits a view in itself. It was fairly easy to park by the church and then walk on to the castle. The castle is very ruinous and gives the impression of... More 

1 Thank Philip R
Sible Hedingham
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216 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth stopping off and taking a detour - the church is amazingly preserved and dates from the 900s, the castle from the 1100 - so quiet and tranquil, far from the madding crowd!

Thank Polly M
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Anice area to visit have a picnic and chill out and its free !!! worth a visit on ahot sunny day and when the mist shrouds the building... awesome!

Thank Seb d
Manchester, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Small ruined castle in a stunning setting with a view of the viaduct and beautiful green valley. So peaceful. Free to get in.

Thank TheRelfster

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