Etal Castle

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hsasmith
Newcastle (upon Tyne), UK797 bidrag
apr. 2022 • Par
Nice and quite to have a walk around. The visitor centre is currently closed so it's free to enter at the moment. Doesn't take long to walk round and picnic tables if you want to eat there
Skrevet 16. april 2022
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Carol B
Birmingham, UK5 334 bidrag
aug. 2021
Wednesday 25 August 2021, my husband and I went to visit Etal Castle under the care of the English Heritage.

Etal Castle lies in north Northumberland, in England but close to the border with Scotland, and in an area that has long been known as the Borders. During the whole of the Middle Ages, this was a dangerous and lawless frontier region, prone to raiding and plundering by armed groups. Etal’s Castle was built to guard these borders.

The remaining gatehouse is two storeys high except in the flanking towers, which originally had three storeys. The gateway had a drawbridge and a projecting timber hoard, both long gone. Behind the drawbridge was a portcullis and the gate passage, where opposing doorways led into two guardrooms. The first floor has one large room which housed a winch for operating the drawbridge and portcullis.

The four-storey tower house, contained the living accommodation of the lord’s family. Each floor was connected by a spiral staircase contained in a fore-building, of which only the foundation survives. The ground floor contained a stout storeroom; the first floor was the hall where meals were eaten and business conducted; the second floor housed a private suite for the Manners family; and the third floor was possibly for the castle soldiers.

My husband and I spent over two hours mooching round this lovely castle in the late afternoon sunshine and we took lots of photographs.

If you are a castle fan then this is one for the bucket list, it maybe be only small but has a huge interesting history.
Skrevet 3. oktober 2021
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK674 bidrag
sep. 2021
Our visit to Etal castle was, in all honesty, an afterthought. We had primarily been in the area to ride the Heatherslaw narrow-gauge railway but, after the outbound journey, finding ourselves at the station for the pretty village of Etal, we decided to get a later return train and spend some time exploring.
Since you have to pass the entrance to Etal castle, walking from the railway to the village, and since entry is free, it would be strange not to pop in for a look. We were glad we did because, though relatively small, this attractive ruin is full of atmosphere and character. Several notice-boards scattered through the ruin flesh out your understanding of the building and its history.
Well worth a half hour or so, en route to the excellent Black Bull pub in Etal for some locally brewed beer.
Skrevet 28. september 2021
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Mel c
Carlisle, UK244 bidrag
aug. 2021 • Venner
We visited this castle as saw the sign when we were passing. It is a small castle ruins the information museum area was closed due to COVID but there was a sign to say the castle ruins were free to look around.
We parked in the village and it was a few minutes walk to the castle but there is a car parking area , free on site with toilet facilities. It is also the route to the train station.
The castle was built in 1341 by Robert Manners it was briefly captured by king James IV of Scotland during his invasion of England. The ruins are of the tower house and gate house and some of the curtain wall
The museum hosts an exhibition of the Battle of Flodden but it was currently closed

Lots of people were walking dogs but it was a clean area to wonder around
Skrevet 18. august 2021
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Hannah W
24 bidrag
sep. 2020
Etal is a small, but very beautiful ruin with a fantastic exhibition on the history of the castle and the village. There's not an enormous amount to see - you can probably spend 30-40 minutes here unless you are stopping longer for a picnic or to allow kids to play. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area. Would also recommend having a walk around the village and riverside afterwards - you can make a full day/half-day visit by doing this.
The staff were very friendly and Covid compliant - it felt very safe to visit.
Skrevet 24. september 2020
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rebeljenn
Ruislip, UK891 bidrag
aug. 2020
There is not much to see of this castle, but there is a nice museum of information about it and about the village and surrounding area. The castle and gatehouse is a ruin and that's all that remains. There is a lot of history here with the scottish-english border.
Skrevet 22. september 2020
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JohnCasey29
Filey, UK602 bidrag
sep. 2020 • Par
We visited this on the spur of the moment. Online booking is essential but we did it there and then. Cheap to get in but there isn't too much of the Castke left so don't be thinking you'll spend a few hours there. We were in and out in 35 minutes but it was still interesting with it proximity to Flodden Field where the English killed 10,000 Scots
Skrevet 18. september 2020
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Janet R
Newcastle (upon Tyne), UK123 bidrag
aug. 2020
Not a great lot of the building left but there are helpful information boards with illustrations of how it would have looked. You can get a feel for the size of the original castle. Interesting the part it played in local history of battles between the Scottish and the English. Gentleman in the shop was very friendly and helpful. We walked to the Corn Mill and got the train back to the castle to pick up the car. Lovely trip.
Skrevet 13. september 2020
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Karlos
St Helens, UK4 bidrag
sep. 2020 • Familie
Another nice ruin with great history . Smaller and less to see than nearby Norham castle ( which is free to access ) however , this is worth visiting if you are keen on English/ Scottish history .

A lovely village , audio tour available which is ok, guidebook very informative . EH staff are always very good at these sites and this was no different .

I’m bemused as to why this castle has a charge and Norham is free ? However if you looking for historic inspiration the price is worth paying in my view
Skrevet 5. september 2020
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Dave
2 bidrag
aug. 2020
No need to pay to go in,can see everything from the outside.Car Park very small.Prominent position in village.Ideal for those with limited mobility.
Skrevet 17. august 2020
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