All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle, Off Aydon Road, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5PJ
0370 333 1181
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at Aydon Castle review

Aydon Castle is a fortified manor house near the town of Corbridge in Northumberland. The property is maintained by English Heritage and it is a grade 1 building. The original manor house was first constructed around the late 13th century. The house was later fortified around 1311 as a defence against the Scottish. It was later captured and virtually destroyed by the Scots. Luckily it was later rebuilt and it was later operated as a farmhouse.

Its life as a farmhouse ended in 1966 when it was opened to the public as a historic site. It is considered today as an excellent example of a fortified manor house. The house is set in beautiful and secluded woodland and it’s a great place to bring a picnic and spend some time exploring.

During your visit, you can explore the well-fortified manor house plus the woodland surroundings. Inside the house, there are original medieval carved fireplaces that date back to around the 13th century. If you don’t mind heights you can even walk out on the battlements. There is also a walled orchard which is a great spot for a picnic. There is plenty of grass for children to run around and ball games are permitted.

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FAQ and Further Information Aydon Castle

Is there food and drink available?

You can purchase hot drinks. Additional facilities are available in Corbridge, 2 miles away. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

An old manor house with rooms that you can explore, plus beautiful woodland. There are toilets and hot drinks.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or mid-range for nonmembers. An adult ticket costs £5.90 without donation, children 5-17 £3.50. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is limited parking, charges apply for nonmembers.

When are they open?

Aydon Castle is open for most of the spring and summer with a very limited opening at other times. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on lead allowed. Assistance dogs welcome.

Are they accessible?

Aydon Castle
Aydon Castle
Aydon Castle
Photos credited to English Heritage

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