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“A peaceful reminder of combative times”
Review of Etal Castle

Etal Castle
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

An interesting castle with a troubled past as all the Border fortresses had on both sides. An excellent Flodden exhibition at the castle that's worth paying to see just to get a feel for the era of Anglo-Scottish conflict. It's easy to forget in now peaceful rural Northumbria what a fiercely contested part of the world this was in the past and the scorching on Etal Castle's remains serve as vivid reminder of this. The Sunday Times recently described Northumbria as a medieval Afghanistan and it was Etal and others like it (et al....so to speak) that were the Forward Operating Bases of their day. Shifting regional alliances and loyalties in the Border areas often unrelated to national causes but more localised banditry, see the Heron clan of this patch for example, made this an interesting and multi-layered theatre of operations.

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"english heritage"
in 12 reviews
"audio guide"
in 8 reviews
"light railway"
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"interesting exhibition"
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"small ruin"
in 2 reviews
"display boards"
in 2 reviews
"great little place"
in 2 reviews
"fortified manor house"
in 2 reviews
"tea shop"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"narrow gauge railway"
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"battle"
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"ford"
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

My wife and I decided to take advantage of the lovely weather and drove from Amble up towards the borders A1 turned left near berwick and arrived at the most beautiful picture post card village. I have never included photos in my prev reviews, I now think I have the know how to include the photos which makes a review easier for people to see and appreciate the comments made.
well worth the visit sorry photos not great I did try first time

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