A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare.
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PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Car parking available
Gift shop on site
Small but interesting
whetstoneview, Walsall, United Kingdom
There are limited remains of the castle. but there is a very good exhibition of the battle of Etal and the historic development of the villages of Ford and Etal. The audio commentary is very interesting with lots of details about the battle giving the perspective from both sides. Half of the commentary is whilst you are looking at the first part of the exhibition and the rest is while you walk around the site of the ruins. A great view of some of our more unpleasant history.
Worth a visit
peterdaviddouglasb, Wigan, United Kingdom
Whilst there is not much to seeoutside, this is an interesting site, with a good indoor historical display. Worth a visit and can be combined with a walk to the river and a train ride!!
KevinSadler2364, Leicester, United Kingdom
It was here that the Scots made their base after taking the castle just before Flodden Field in 1513. A couple o days later, and with James IV killed on the field, the Scots retreated and the castle fell once more into English hands.
Lovely place to visit.
_stuartandsuzie, Ivybridge, United Kingdom
We decided on the spur of the moment to visit Ford and Etal villages. A great decision. Both villages are delightful. They are pretty and unspoilt nestling close to the Cheviot. We had a lovely reasonably priced lunch in Etal at the post office cum cafe. We then wandered up to the castle which while small was peaceful and well worth a visit. We had the site to ourselves as this appears to be a hidden gem as yet overlooked as a tourist hot spot. There is also a narrow gauge steam railway you can go on which looked nice but we ran out of time. Definitely worth a visit.
not much here for six pounds
alfie50, Southwold, United Kingdom
I did not go in as I thought six pounds was a bit much for what is here, two small ruined towers, you can see all that there is from outside without too much trouble. wander around the outside and save your money for something more substantial.