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English Castles: Northumberland,Tyne and Wear



Alnwick Castle
Alnwick, Northumberland
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England (after Windsor Castle). The Castle contains the finest collection of Italian paintings in the north of England and also one of the most important collections of Meissen porcelain in... Read more >
Aydon Castle
near Aydon, Northumberland
Aydon Castle
Aydon Castle is located near the town of Corbridge, Northumberland, where it stands in a secluded woodland setting next to the steep valley of the Cor Burn. The castle is naturally defended by the slope to the Burn on one side, and has curtain walls... Read more >
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh, Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle is located on the coast at Bamburgh in Northumberland, England. It is a Grade I listed building. The castle is situated on a basalt outcrop on edge of the North Sea, with views to the Farne Islands, Holy Island and the Cheviot Hills.... Read more >
Belsay Castle
Belsay, Northumberland
Belsay Castle
Belsay Castle is located at Belsay, Northumberland, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. The castle is a three storey rectangular pele tower with four rounded corner turrets and battlements. The tower has a... Read more >
Chillingham Castle
near Chillingham, Northumberland
Chillingham Castle
Chillingham Castle is located in the village of Chillingham in Northumberland, near the border between England and Scotland. The castle is built in a quadrangle with a large inner courtyard. There are numerous parts of the castle open to visitors.... Read more >
Dunstanburgh Castle
near Craster, Northumberland
Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle is spectacularly located on headland with its north side jutting out into Embelton Bay 150 feet below, between the towns of Craster and Embelton in the north of England. The castle is set in an eleven acre site but has been left... Read more >
Edlingham Castle
near Edlingham, Northumberland
Edlingham Castle
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Etal Castle
Etal, Northumberland
Etal Castle
Etal Castle was founded by the Manners family in the late 12th century. In 1341, nobleman and doctor Robert de Manners received licence to crenelate his manor, permitting him to be designate it as a "castle". During this time the Castle was renowned... Read more >
Lindisfarne Castle
Holy Island, Northumberland
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle sits on the rocky Holy Island or Lindisfarne in the North Sea, 71 miles south of Edinburgh on the English/Scottish border. The island is only accessible at low tide via a three mile causeway. The small castle is accessed via a... Read more >
Newcastle Castle Keep
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle Castle Keep
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Norham Castle
near Norham, Northumberland
Norham Castle
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... Read more >
Prudhoe Castle
Prudhoe, Northumberland
Prudhoe Castle
Prudhoe Castle is set on a high ridge over looking the River Tyne in the town of Prudhoe, 13 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England. The ruins of the castle are reached by a pathway over a tree covered hill and are enclosed... Read more >
Thirlwall Castle
near Greenhead, Northumberland
Thirlwall Castle
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Tynemouth Castle
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth Castle
Set on a headland near the North Pier, between the River Tyne and the North Sea, Tynemouth Castle is half a mile from the centre of the town in the north east of England. Both the castle and the priory are in a state of ruin but what remains is well... Read more >
Warkworth Castle
near Warkworth, Northumberland
Warkworth Castle
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