Northumberland's many castles

Fantastic fortresses
The only time you want your holiday to end in ruins is when you visit Northumberland. It's home to more castles than any other county in England, explore famous fortresses, ghostly grounds and opulent state rooms.

The county filled with castles

From mighty castles that tower over towns, to once-grand, romantic ruins, Northumberland boasts over 70 castle sites for you to explore.

With a legacy of a turbulent history, they're scattered along our coastline, perched on rugged islands, and sitting in the hearts of cobbled market towns.

See small-scale remains, fully restored sites that dominate the coast, magical grounds where you can ‘fly’ a broomstick, and even a haunted castle. 

Get closer to our castles

Discover which of our towns and villages are closest to our spectacular castle sites, from tiny fishing villages to historical market towns.
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Family walk in Northumberland
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Hadrian's Wall
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Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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