Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle, Corbridge: Hours, Address, Aydon Castle Reviews: 4/5

Message from Tripadvisor
Closed until Apr 1, 2022
Temporarily closedClosed until Apr 1, 2022
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.0
210 reviews
Excellent
92
Very good
86
Average
21
Poor
7
Terrible
4

Dionne N
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
They allow Tyndale hunt on their land who have already killed 1 fox today and have just been stopped killing a 2nd fox.
Written October 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David S
Lancaster, UK15 contributions
Oct 2021
It’s more of a manor house than a full blown castle and because of that it is remarkable complete. It was lived in for many centuries and looks like it survived without being besieged very often, which is rare for the wild border country. Still fully rooted so one can imagine what it was like to live there.
Written October 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol B
Birmingham, UK5,082 contributions
Aug 2021
Saturday 28th August 2021. My husband and I visited Aydon Castle under the care of The English Heritage.

Aydon castle is almost completely intact, and it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in 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.

My husband and I spent over two hours mooching round this lovely historic manor, and spending time sitting in the wonderful walled orchard, it was so lovely and peaceful. We took lots of photographs and I even managed to find inspiration here as I wrote a poem called ‘The Home Coming’.

This is a really magical place and well worth the visit if you are in the area.
Written October 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather B
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
A very welcoming member of staff (there was only one on site). He was very knowledgable about the history of Aydon Castle considering he'd been "borrowed" from a different EH site for the day. The site itself was very interesting with a grisly and sad history and larger than it first appeared to be.
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josie A
Whitefield, UK80 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely grounds and very interesting castle,spent a few hours enjoying the area.
Small car park a few minutes walk, a couple of picnic tables,shop and toilets.
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maldives
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK753 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We weren't aware of Aydon Castle even though we live near by. We visited on a Sunday afternoon which was very quiet. The car park is a reasonable size but is chargeable for non members. It is also a few minutes walk away from the entrance. You can walk around the outside of the castle and into the orchard where there are picnic benches. The inside is pretty much empty but lots of information about what the rooms were used for and interesting to walk around. The entrance are is where the toilets and a shop is. Also more picnic benches available here. A very pleasant couple of hours.
Written August 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James Duncan
York, UK212 contributions
Jul 2021
Found this castle by mistake so decided to visit. It was a lovely visit and a very interesting castle indeed. The Canadian guide could not have been more helpful.
Written August 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,400 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
It’s an interesting old manor house, which has had its interior ripped out since it was last occupied in 1966. There are some information boards around the building, but they could be improved. I used Wikipedia to add information as I walked around.
Written July 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darren W
Chelmsford, UK440 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Postcode didn't work on our satnav

Lady on reception gave no guidance or advise at all

Almost no information about the venue

Was a farm up to 50 tears ago and nothing about the farm or the history

We have been to other English Heritage places (including today) that have had a lot more information

Nothing interactive

Frankly boring
Written July 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alaskan_red
Maidstone, UK403 contributions
Jun 2021
Not really worth seeing unless you enjoy empty old buildings. Although mostly intact, the building lacks atmosphere, signage, and no guides were present, nor was the shop open.
Written July 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 205
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM