Aydon Castle

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Off Aydon Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5PJ
Postcode: NE45 5PJ
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

 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 was 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. The castle later became a farmhouse in the 17th century and was lived in up until 1966.

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

Don't Miss

    The well fortified manor house.
    The Green Man carving.
    The beautifully secluded woodland surroundings.
    The original Medieval carved fireplaces, one of which dates back to around the 13th century.
    The walled orchard, fabulous for picnics.




Opening Times

    1 April - 30 September 2017
    Monday    Closed
    Tuesday    Closed
    Wednesday    10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday    10:00 - 18:00
    Friday    10:00 - 18:00
    Saturday    10:00 - 18:00
    Sunday    10:00 - 18:00
    Notes

    Last admission 30 minutes before closing time

    Holiday opening times for this period
    Good Friday
    14 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Sunday
    16 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Monday
    17 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Early May Bank Holiday
    1 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Spring Bank Holiday
    29 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Summer Bank Holiday
    28 Aug 2017    10:00 - 18:00

    1 October - 30 October 2017

    31 October 2017 - 29 March 2018

30 March 2018 onwards

Opening times will be available nearer the time