Castles of Northumbria

Discover the beautiful castles Northumbria has to offer. Steeped in history and wonder.

Edlingham Castle

7 miles North
Edlingham, with its remarkable leaning tower, was recently voted one of the top three castles in Northumberland. Another of the top three is Warkworth Castle, around 20 minutes from Edlingham.
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Alnwick Castle

9.7 miles East
Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times.
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Warkworth Castle

11.1 miles North East
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage form one of the most unusual pairs of medieval monuments in Britain. The castle was probably laid out in its present form in about 1200 and was the favoured residence of the powerful Percy family from the 14th to the 17th centuries.
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Dunstanburgh Castle

16.7 miles North East
Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland. The castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile.
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Bamburgh Castle

26.3 miles North East
Bamburgh Castle has stood guard above the spectacular Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.
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Lindisfarne (Holy Island)

36.1 miles North East
Sited atop the volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig, Lindisfarne Castle is one of the most distinct and picturesque features of the Island and can be seen for many miles around. Make sure you check the tide tables before visiting by clicking the “Visit Site” link below. DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN THE TIDE – YOU WON’T!!!
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