Etal Castle

Etal Village
TD12 4TN

+44 01890 820332

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 103 reviews
Find within approx miles of Etal Castle


A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare.


Ticketing and entry prices for Etal Castle

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Concession 1
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Child 1
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Family 1
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Car parking available at Etal Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
Toilet Facilities at Etal Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
Gift shop on site at Etal Castle Historic sites Attraction Gift shop on site
Picnic area at Etal Castle Historic sites Attraction Picnic area

Unexpected treasure

DavieD46, London, United Kingdom
We came across Etal Castle by accident but were pleased to have done so. It has links to the Battle of Flodden which took place close by. The exhibition tells the story of the battle and the history of the castle. All very interesting and free entry as we're English Heritage members.

Why average?!!

To be honest not much to see or do and there's a charge to get in. Especially when you have norham castle 5 mile away if that and it's free of charge. We spent maybe half an hour here the local pub is closed which used to have fab reviews. Etal does get very busy in the summer and parking is limited. Noticed a little steam train running worked out around £23 for a family of 4 maybe to go a mile or so a long the track which I think is very expensive. Only gave average and not poor as it's local history to us and very lucky to have it on our door step.

Not bad for a wander

historygeek87, Scotland, United Kingdom
A decent place not the biggest but it does have a small museum you can spend an hour in reading about the history of the castle and local area .

Seems expensive for non English Heritage members

bluelizard, N Wales
It was half an hour off closing time when we stopped in Etal plus it looked small from the entrance so decided against visiting. Despite its small size, we like to take our time visiting historical monuments. Also £4.60 per adult (without Gift Aid) seemed a bit steep. We could see a fair bit of the small castle from the road and mound so took some photos and then walked along the nearby River Till with our dog. I’d return if I could make a morning of it i.e. combine the castle with an art gallery / refreshments in the village.

Small but attractive castle

KevinRSheffield_UK, Sheffield, UK
Only the two main towers survive and you are confined to ground level but there are plenty of interesting features. For example, I've never seen so many stonemason's marks in one room. It won't take you more than 20-40 minutes, depending on your capacity for looking at 500 year old walls, but it's a good 20-40 minutes. To add to the stonework there is a small but informative display after you enter, half on the nearby Battle of Flodden Field and half on the history of the estate villages of Ford and Etal.



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