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 Castles of England - Edlingham Castle







Location
near Edlingham, Northumberland, England

Description
Edlingham Castle is situated near a church in the village of Edlingham, about seven miles south west of Alnwick in Northumberland

The castle is now in ruins with only part of the tower still standing about 10m tall. The tower has a major crack from top to ground with part of the structure leaning outwards. You can still see buttresses that were used to support the ceiling vaults, but the vault and parts of the tower have collapsed. The foundations and part of the walls of the castle buildings are still visible. The curtain walls are little more than earth covered mounds now. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage.

Facilities
There is a small parking area at the church beside the castle.

History
The site of the castle was originally a 12th century manor house. It was fortified with ramparts, and surrounded with a wall and gatehouse in the 13th century. By the 17th century it had fallen into disrepair and stones from the castle were used to build nearby farm houses. The tower was left standing.


Other Castles in the Area
  Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
  Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
  Chillingham Castle, Northumberland
  Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
  Warkworth Castle, Northumberland







Warkworth Castle
Edlingham Castle

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Warkworth Castle
Edlingham Castle

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Warkworth Castle
Edlingham Castle

Photograph by Richard Dawson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)