A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare.
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PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Car parking available
Gift shop on site
Small but interesting
R4833HTmichaele, Bedale, United Kingdom
Took the grandsons to look round the display before entering the castle was very educational explaining how the castle came into being and changed from a fortified Manor House into a full blown castle we all enjoyed the visit
Bringing ruins to life.
Donna D, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
I would recommend the audio tour to accompany a visit to this place - it really helps to bring to life the tragedy of Flodden Field and the place of Etal Castle within that story.
Small but worth a look
CuratorsEgg, Manchester, United Kingdom
This is quite a small castle - more of a fortified manor house. The info boards give a great insight into its fascinating history and there is a nice exhibition too about the nearby battle at Flodden. Friendly staff and also very welcoming of our dog.
A fabulous little castle packed with history.
Michael Joe H, Washington, United Kingdom
A wonderful find at the end of the local narrow gauge railway from nearby Heathershaw (open carriages plus dog friendly). Yes it's not massive (as some reviewers point out but alas all castles weren't built on a grand scale) but with lots of information, amazing views, scenery (England's most famous painter, Turner loved this place and visited here on many occasions) and history, it's well worth a visit. Take the railway from Heathetshaw (about 4 miles) and take a lovely walk back through pleasant countryside, with tea shop and pub in Etal to refresh yourself beforehand. Even better join English Heritage and enjoy 100d of similar aces countrywide.
Nice little to place to visit. As a small exhibition to show the history of the battles between the English and the Scottish over the border. There is a fantastic audio guide to hear all about the castle so make sure you ask for one to bring the castle alive.