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.
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.
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