Aydon Castle

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A beautiful 13thC manor house with strong fortifications against Scottish raiders, Aydon Castle stands in a secluded woodland setting.


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Nice walk from Corbridge

Geordiedaz, Durham, United Kingdom
This is a bit of a hidden gem of an ancient manor house/small fortification that was battled over many times over the years, although the final occupants didn't leave until the 1960s. There are 2 floors of rooms and if you are in luck uou might catch a glimpse of the nest Swallows or Kestral. Therr is a nice picnic area and a small, well stocked shop. There is a small car park, but if you are looking for a nice leg stretch when in Corbridge you should try here. It's about 2 miles north from the free car park in tbe town, across the A69, along bridal paths and woodland with a bit of a short steep climb at the end.

Hidden fortified manor house

DMK1001, Rotherham, United Kingdom
We are English heritage members and called into Aydon Castle on our way back home to Yorkshire having spent the morning at Belsay Hall and prior to visiting nearby Prudhoe castle. We received a friendly welcome from the guy in the gift shop (sorry I didn’t get your name) who gave us an overview of the castles history. We bought a gift guide and followed the tour detailed inside which took us through all of the rooms and exterior grounds which was really interesting. Before leaving we sampled some of the gin on sale and left with a bottle of Hadrian’s Wall rhubarb and apple gin which is delicious. Apparently it also mixes well with Prosecco so I’ll be giving that a try 🍾

Peaceful Afternoon

I spent a peaceful afternoon exploring Aydon Castle. The access road is narrow but I am glad I continued down to discover this fortified Manor House. As a member of English Heritage It cost me nothing to explore the building but it was the peace and tranquility of the orchard with its 100 year old trees which was the highlight for me. I shared this space with 2 family’s who had made it there base for a picnic lunch on the grass. Whilst I took advantage of a picnic table to read through the very reasonably price guid book. I was thrilled to see the nesting kestrels chick from a distance.

From 1st century to 14th century in a few miles

goutyman, Tarnos, France
Corbridge Roman town is pretty special but this mediaeval, fortified manor house is something else. Not easy to find but worth the visit. Built in 1315 as a defence against the Scots - like nearby Corbridge Roman town - it was latterly a farmhouse until taken over by English Heritage. Though essentially unfurnished, it has much of interest including a fully roofed hall, original chambers and battlements. The orchard garden is a picnickers' delight. A hidden gem!

Unusual and worth a visit

cannicUk, UK
There are not that many medieval homes that you can visit so this site is worth the drive along the back roads, pot holes and all. You walk through all the rooms, which are in various stages of (dis)repair, and there are lots of info boards along the way. You can get out onto the battlements and into the orchard, and I found it easy to imagine life back in the day here. A tiny gift shop with icecreams and coffee, but the loo's need some a little updating!

Photo: https://images.visitnorthumberland.com/Aydon-Castle/vn-medium-Aerial-photo-of-Aydon-Castle.jpg

URL: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/aydon-castle/

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