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Interesting castle with a great exhibition of Flodden.

Although the castle itself is well-worth a visit - despite a glaring mistake on one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ian Y
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Went here as we were passing and had a bit of time to fill. It didnt take long to completely read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
+44 1890 820332
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the castle itself is well-worth a visit - despite a glaring mistake on one of the information panels confusing Henry111 with Edward 111 - the main focus has to be the Flodden exhibition - the worst defeat suffered by the Scots at the hands...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as we were passing and had a bit of time to fill. It didnt take long to completely read all the information on the walk through to the castle ruins and there are only a few bits of the castle to actually see....More

Thank LoobyLouWho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For what it is, the admission is quite high. I'm on a week long holiday and have visited most of the castle's in Northumberland this week, I've got to be honest - for what it is, this is not value for money. You walk through...More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We all went to Ford & Etal in summer. Got the steam train from Etal station and once off walked to Etal castle ruins then sampled food in local cafe opposite pub. Theres a Ford downstream to splash about in good weather

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

First time back to Etal Castle for years. It’s never changed, still worth a visit if you haven't been before, or being a life member of English Heritage, visit anyway.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Unfortunately arrived just before the gates closed, didnt feel enough grounds to pay for short visit, can see most of the castle ruins from the perimeter and through gate,

Thank dianerainford
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a site with the ruins of a castle run by English Heritage. What remains is not particularly large and rather disappointingly the boards with the explanation around the castle are old and need replacement. If you are in the area it is worth...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Unless you've got young children bored on a rainy day needing something to do, give the Ford and Etal hyped up tourist villages a miss. Etal at least has a ruined castle and there is an old train that runs a couple of miles along...More

Thank JRD32
Reviewed 5 August 2018

very nice castle we were on holiday and need something to do with our 6 year old and 2 puppies this was perfect as dogs were allowed in with us, the museum is very good very informative our son enjoyed reading all about the area...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Etal Castle is small. Very small. There are scant remains outside of the small gatehouse and residential tower; although there was never that much here to start with. The interpretation boards do their best to put some flesh in the bones but are in need...More

Thank hopehousecottage
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