|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.
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.
1 April - 30 September 2017
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
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
Holiday opening times for this period
14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
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