Prudhoe Castle

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Prudhoe Castle stands in a picturesque location, on a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tyne.


Ticketing and entry prices for Prudhoe Castle

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

Family Ticket - £12.20


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Well Preserved Castle with Rich History

The castle is just off a main road. There is the walk around the castle and a small amount of ruins before the pay point. The path was wet and extremely slippery, so beware. The castle is quite well preserved. It was a strong hold to defend the Tyne, with rich history to go with it.

Worth a visit

LeamySJ, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
We visited on a bank holiday and we expected it to be busier but it was a nice steady day and more could be enjoyed because there were less people around. It is a beautiful castle with a lovely approach up to the gatehouse. We are members of English Heritage so we get in for free but otherwise it’s £5.90 for adults, £3.50 children or a family ticket is £15.30 or a little bit extra with gift aid. I don’t begrudge paying for any of these properties if it ensures they survive for future generations. There is a great little gift shop and you can get drinks and quirky gifts from here. The staff member was kind and welcoming and it’s a good place to explore, take a picnic and enjoy history at its best.

Hidden historic delight

Gregory D, New Lambton
A bit more out of the way than some English Heritage properties, but worth searching out. The only castle in the north never to fall to the Scots, this well fortified 12th century castle has much of the original buildings still standing plus the Georgian mansion occupying part of it. Good information boards on the history of the castle and printed guides. Another excellent and very evocative EH property. Very few people there on the rather grey day when we visited. Well worth walking around the outside of the walls. Really enjoyed our visit

Rude staff

Lindsey L, London, United Kingdom
Visited today for the first time, having previously googled to check opening times. Parked in the car park and walked up to the castle, gate was closed but assumed that was to stop people from attempting to drive right up to the castle. Go to get our ticket only to be told the castle is closed. Member of staff was rather abrupt, clearly her customer service skills were having a day off. We weren’t the only people to be caught out - two more families were turned away as we left.

Delightful setting

philip m, Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Great countryside, Castle dating back to 12th century, really worth a look. No signposting on A69. Need to head for Ovingham and drive over narrow metal bridge. Alternatively find your way to Prudhoe on A695.



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