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Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle

Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out.

Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but 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.

Bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring this hidden gem or why not visit Hadrian’s Wall too, a mere stone's throw away.

Don't Miss

  • Tynedale Community Choir singing medieval songs on 22 June 2014 in the orchard 
  • The well fortified manor house
  • Having a picnic in our orchard, picnic benches are available
  • The beautifully secluded woodland surroundings
  • Collecting apples at the end of the summer
  • Other attractions along Hadrian's Wall



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Off Aydon Road, Corbidge, Northumberland - NE45 5PJ (Directions)


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