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“Wonderful Ruined Border Castle” 4 of 5 stars
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Edlingham Castle
Edlingham Village, Alnwick NE66 2BW,, England
0191 269 1200
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Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Alnwick
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“Wonderful Ruined Border Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

OK, so it's not, technically, a castle, but when you're six the distinction isn't really that important. There are enough remains left to spend a hour or so poking about and my son loved it. Where else can you get a ruined castle all to yourself on a Bank Holiday Sunday.
There are a couple of information boards and a leaflet available at the nearby 11th Century church (which is also well worth a visit), although the one with the picture of the house in its heyday has suffered from the weather over the winter.
Whilst the site is, largely speaking, level I can see it being a bit challenging after some rain, but it must be said there are no styles to cross and the path was well maintained.
Be aware there are no facilities at this property, but that is reflected in the entrance fee...free.
Close by is the 11th Century church and a disused railway viaduct.

Visited May 2013
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Edlingham Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I liked it. It was basically fortified house from the Anglo/Scottish feudal times. This had been extended with the addition of a solar tower to increase comfort and to aid in the defence of the house. It is only a ruin and not much is left to explore the inside of, but there is enough still standing that, with the aid of the information board you can easily imagine how the house must have functioned. There is also a beautiful little church nearby. Call in for a visit from maybe Alnwick or Rothbury, it's easy to find and quite thought provoking.

Visited March 2013
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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“An atmospheric ruin - - - will be great when it if finished!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Just off the main route between Rothbury and Alnwick stands the gaunt and atmospheric remains of Edlingham castle. Bit of a misnomer really as it was, in its heyday, a fortified house. Good labelling and a picture reconstruction gives the mind an aid to visualising the complete structure. One wonders how one of the walls still stands as it leans at a crazy angle. Quite close is an ancient church also worth a visit

Visited July 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“A great little stop off on the way to Anwick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

There was enough to see here to imagine what it could have been like in those days. On the way to Anwick from Rothbury it sits down on the left of the road like a forgotton relic. If you do a u turn and turn back to the little lane giving access you wont be dissapointed. If you do park up theres enough there to wet the apertite for the history of the area and get some historical theme to your trip. It s a ruin nothing more but somehow it seems to have the edge and get the mind thinking. Worth a stop on the way to anwick.

Visited October 2012
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Ashbourne, Derbyshire
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“Beautiful situation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just take a drive from Alwnick to Rothbury and you can't miss this castle nestled in a lovely valley with views of the Cheviot from the road. A pretty ruin.

Visited September 2012
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