Aydon Castle

NE45 5PJ

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


Ticketing and entry prices for Aydon Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
per ticket
Concession 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket

Family Ticket - £11.20


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A Hidden Gem

timake, Bradford, United Kingdom
We only visited this castle as we had free entry by virtue of our English Heritage membership. However, it would be worth paying for as it is a real hidden gem. It is a little off the beaten track but the roads are quiet and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. The car park is a couple of hundred metres from the castle but it is an easy flat walk. The property is amazingly well preserved and you get a really good idea of how it would have looked over the centuries. It's a fortified manor house rather than a castle but it still has ramparts and a great historical feel. The visitor centre is well provisioned which seems to be the norm for English Heritage sites nowadays. Overall, well worth the visit. The field next to the car park was absolutely full of thousands of poppies which just made the location even more special.

Enjoyable for a short visit!

KathrynT, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Called in here on our way to Hexham. The young man in the office was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all our questions. They have a small shop...with a few tasters......you can buy a hot drink...which we did.......and they have toilets there too. Hard to believe they still lived here until 1966....it’s well preserved with the roof intact. It’s worth a visit....picnic tables on the front and in the orchard too.

Well preserved fortified Manor House

bluelizard, N Wales
We walked from Corbridge which was lovely, took just over an hour. Had a picnic on the grass outside then went in for a look around with our 4-legged friend. Served by Craig who was friendly and helpful. Very interesting building with information boards dotted around. Small shop and toilets available. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings, our favourite was the orchard.

Off the beaten path but worth the drive

ptglaw, Houston, Texas
Amazingly well preserved 12th century castle. Hard to believe people still lived here until 1966. wow. Good grounds. On a nice day, this would be a good spot to hang out.

Out of the way gem

Hexham_Iain, Hexham, United Kingdom
Well preserved fortified manor house / castle where you are free to wander - good place for kids who like to explore. Off the beaten track so tends to be quiet / crowd free & ver helpful / enthusiastic staff

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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