Edlingham Castle

General view from the north, Edlingham Castle.

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Edlingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2BW

Before You Go

The riverside ruins of a manor house progressively fortified against the Scots during the 14th century.

Read more about the history of Edlingham Castle.

Before You Go

Parking: There is a small amount of parking available at the church adjacent to the site.

Please be aware: Waterproof footwear is recommended.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Edlingham, with its remarkable leaning tower, was recently voted one of the top three castles in Northumberland. Another of the top three is Warkworth Castle, around 20 minutes from Edlingham. This mighty Northumbrian fortress crowns the hilltop above the River Coquet, and was once home to the powerful Percy family. Warkworth also has a Hermitage, accessible by boat during the summer, and has a small shop selling drinks and snacks.


Head towards the coast and visit the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, which is just over 15 miles away.

The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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