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Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church

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Beautiful old Church and Castle

We arrived here early one misty Sunday morning and were met with the amazingly atmospheric sight of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Padiham, United Kingdom
Great castle and church

This is an amazing castle! An idealic setting and charming view across the countryside. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tansley, United Kingdom
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Edlingham Castle is a small castle ruin, having Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed building status, in the care of English Heritage, in a valley to the west of Alnwick, Northumberland, England. It has been described as "...one of the most...more
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Edlingham Village, Alnwick NE66 2BL, England
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All reviews st john the baptist english heritage limited parking short detour information boards jaunty angle well worth a visit stunning setting steeped in history old railway local history lovely walk viaduct rothbury leaflet cragside ruin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here early one misty Sunday morning and were met with the amazingly atmospheric sight of the Church and Castle. The Church, to our surprise, was open for visitors. It is well worth a visit, as the construction mainly dates back to the 11th...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank neilg917
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing castle! An idealic setting and charming view across the countryside. There is no shop, no hard sale, but a tranquille castle, church and beautiful ruins.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

this is a really interesting place. The energy around it is peaceful and you can almost feel and hear the history. Well kept and worth visiting

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Nestled in a valley, beside a tiny church, Edlingham is a miniature compared to nearby Alnwick. But somehow you get more of a sense of what it would have been like to live there when you look through the split walls and climb in where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Very impressive as you consider how they built this huge castle in this very high location without the modern equipment we have today.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, just try doing it on a reasonable day. There are a couple of information boards on site which is useful. There’s a church right by it just didn’t have time to pop in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I have been visiting this site for over 30 years and never fails to take me back in time and take my breath away. If you liked the movie Braveheart you need to visit this site. Right on the borders, Mel must have visited here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank johnson260
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The castle is about half a mile from the road and worth a visit. It’s part of the English Heritage ...... signs tell you a brief history of the castle. You can’t help wondering how the people lived all those years ago.... very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holiday032
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was an enjoyable surprise find. I was traveling to visit another more well-known site when I spotted this from the road. I was most pleased when I followed the drive to the ruins. What a wonderful hidden gem! The signs around the site explain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zorah G
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Edlingham Castle started life as modest Manor House that a local bigwig could be lord of. It’s in a beautiful valley with views of the Cheviot Hills and a pretty 11th century church next door. All was well until about 1300 when the Scots started...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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