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Location
near Norham, Northumberland, England

Description
Norham Castle stands high above the river Tweed, it was started in c.1121 by Bishop Ranulph Flambard, but only his earthworks remain after the Scots raised it to the ground. It was rebuilt by Henry 2nd soon after 1157. Most of the present stonework dates from 1422-5 when the castle was strengthened. Norhamshire was given to the crown in 1559, from when the castle started to decay. It was sold to various owners, until 1923 when the ruins were placed in state care. It is now managed by English Heritage, a body responsible for protecting the historical environment.


Other Castles in the Area
  Chillingham Castle, Northumberland
  Etal Castle, Northumberland
  Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland
  Cessford Castle, Scottish Borders
  Duns Castle, Scottish Borders
  Floors Castle, Scottish Borders
  Hume Castle, Scottish Borders
  Hutton Castle, Scottish Borders
  Roxburgh Castle, Scottish Borders
  Wedderburn Castle, Scottish Borders







Wedderburn Castle
Norham Castle. one of the most impressive medieval fortresses in northern England

Photograph by Martin Norman. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Norham Castle map