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Review of Edlingham Castle

Edlingham Castle
Ranked #13 of 44 things to do in Alnwick
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Travelling down the moorland road from Alnwick at twilight, I suddenly saw the castle ruins nestling in the beautiful valley - and, despite the late hour, I knew I had to visit! Luckily, it's an open site with good explanatory boards charting the history and development of the building. To get to the Castle, you walk passed the charming 11th century church of St. John the Baptist - again, it was open and I enjoyed the simplicity of the interior.

Thank MedEngland
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Its a free site so that gives it a nice feel. There wasn't a lot of info about the site and there wasn't a great deal to see compared to some of the other castles in the area but well worth a quick stop if you're passing

Thank markill
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Took my mother of all laws who is from Madeira and she loved wandering through the derelict rooms, my children loved the make believe troll under the bridge and a game of hide & seek.

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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.

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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.

1  Thank peter232323
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