Aydon Castle

NE45 5PJ

+44 01434 632450

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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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One of the best - a must see

lmorgan2015, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
More a fortified Manor House than a castle and lived in within living memory this is a lovely tranquil place that oozes history. Shockingly narrow road to get there but well worth it - car park fee refunded on entry to castle - very helpful guide in the office

Hidden Gem

mag1, Derby, United Kingdom
Well worth the drive down narrow country lanes to get there, even though our sat nav got rather confused. It was interesting to learn how the building was tenanted until the 1960s by those who farmed the land.

Fantastic to see a 13th century manor is such great shape

Eirewolf, Guelph, Canada
A marvelous example of a wealthy person's dwelling in the thirteenth century. It is in remarkably good condition, and is great to tour and imagine what life was like.

Interesting and well preserved

Andrew T, Norwich, United Kingdom
We visited this site on a rainy day because there is a lot to see indoors here. It was well worth getting the guide book from the ticket office because this gave us information for every room we visited. Staff were friendly and it cost £4.90 for each adult to enter which was reasonable. Our tour lasted about 2 or 3 hours by which time we had pretty much seen everything. Interesting place.

A fantastic insight into medieval life

BillW611, Ripon, WI
My wife and I visited Aydon Castle with members of our family including a grandson and two grand daughters. We all enjoyed it. Since the castle was a fortified manor that enjoyed continued residency until the 1960s it escaped the decay and pillaging for stone that has made ruins out of so many medieval structures. English Heritage has since done a great job in restoring the building and its environs to its medieval condition. As such, it really exists they way it did 700 years ago, privies, kitchen sinks, and all so that one can still see how people lived back then as well as understand the unsettled conditions of the time. While all this appeals to me as a history buff, the condition of the manor house, and the excellent way it is presented with considerable useful signage, made it accessible and interesting to everyone in our family several of who later said that it was one of their favorite stops on a trip full of castles and manors.

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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