near Edlingham, Northumberland, England
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.
There is a small parking area at the church beside the castle.
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