Aydon Castle

PUBLISHED: 09:56 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:50 14 May 2015

Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle

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Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out.

Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. Nevertheless it was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346.

Bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring this hidden gem or why not visit Hadrian’s Wall too, a mere stone throw away.

 

DON’T MISS

- The well fortified manor house;

- The beautifully secluded woodland surroundings;

- Visiting nearby Hadrian’s Wall.

 

Please visit our website for opening times and admission prices.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/aydon-castle/

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