Etal Castle

Etal Village
TD12 4TN

+44 01890 820332

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

Access information

Cost per visit to Ford & Etal attractions ranges from as little as £2.50 per person, depending on how many venues are included in the trip. Refreshments extra - group discounts available on application.

Please pre-book to avoid disappointment. Rates applicable ONLY to pre-booked groups of 11 or
more people. Itineraries can be provided for visits ranging from a couple of hours to a whole day.

For further information or to book a visit please contact Elspeth Gilliland: tel 01890 820338 or email


Ticketing and entry prices for Etal Castle

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

ETAL CASTLE IS AN ENGLISH HERITAGE SITE - EH members are admitted free

Group rate applicable to Groups of 11+ paying group members when one person makes payment for the whole group.Tour guide/coach driver free

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

Worth an Hour or Two

Crane-Maker, Oswaldkirk, United Kingdom
The audio guide is a must have to explore this English Heritage castle. Not a lot else there however, the inside display was informative and well laid-out.

Interesting castle with a great exhibition of Flodden.

Ian Y, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Although the castle itself is well-worth a visit - despite a glaring mistake on one of the information panels confusing Henry111 with Edward 111 - the main focus has to be the Flodden exhibition - the worst defeat suffered by the Scots at the hands of the English- with twice the size of the English army. If only more Scots were even aware of this battle which was far more historically significant than Bannockburn!


LoobyLouWho, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Went here as we were passing and had a bit of time to fill. It didnt take long to completely read all the information on the walk through to the castle ruins and there are only a few bits of the castle to actually see. We are members so didn't cost but if you aren't would maybe think twice about visiting as wouldn't necessarily say presents good value for money but worthwhile popping in for local history if you are a member and nearby.

Overpriced for what it is - not as good as other castles/ruins within a short drive

one9eighty, Tunstall, United Kingdom
For what it is, the admission is quite high. I'm on a week long holiday and have visited most of the castle's in Northumberland this week, I've got to be honest - for what it is, this is not value for money. You walk through a section which has posters detailing local history, granted this does have some replica weapons and armoury - but it's nothing you can't see online or learn from wikipedia. The castle grounds itself is two ruins, both of which you can't really explore. We spent less than half an hour at the site - and we even walked around twice to make the most of our money. After leaving, we went for a riverside walk away from the castle. We enjoyed this more and spent longer doing it - and that was free!

Nice in good weather

Kevin D, Durham, United Kingdom
We all went to Ford & Etal in summer. Got the steam train from Etal station and once off walked to Etal castle ruins then sampled food in local cafe opposite pub. Theres a Ford downstream to splash about in good weather



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