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Etal Castle

68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
+44 1890 820332
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Lovely castle

very nice castle we were on holiday and need something to do with our 6 year old and 2 puppies this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah W
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
The story of Flodden Field

Etal Castle is small. Very small. There are scant remains outside of the small gatehouse and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hopehousecottage
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
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“audio guide” (8 reviews)
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68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
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"english heritage"
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"audio guide"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"light railway"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibition"
in 3 reviews
"small ruin"
in 2 reviews
"display boards"
in 2 reviews
"great little place"
in 2 reviews
"both sides"
in 2 reviews
"fortified manor house"
in 2 reviews
"small shop"
in 2 reviews
"tea shop"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"narrow gauge railway"
in 3 reviews
"battle"
in 44 reviews
"ford"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First thing you come across in Etal when you get off the Heatherslaw railway so we popped in Small but interesting (even if it details a famous victory for the English over us Scots, Flodden) Give yourself about an hour to wander round and maybe...More

Thank rjsmi60
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

There are limited remains of the castle. but there is a very good exhibition of the battle of Etal and the historic development of the villages of Ford and Etal. The audio commentary is very interesting with lots of details about the battle giving the...More

1  Thank whetstoneview
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Whilst there is not much to seeoutside, this is an interesting site, with a good indoor historical display. Worth a visit and can be combined with a walk to the river and a train ride!!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It was here that the Scots made their base after taking the castle just before Flodden Field in 1513. A couple o days later, and with James IV killed on the field, the Scots retreated and the castle fell once more into English hands.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We decided on the spur of the moment to visit Ford and Etal villages. A great decision. Both villages are delightful. They are pretty and unspoilt nestling close to the Cheviot. We had a lovely reasonably priced lunch in Etal at the post office cum...More

Thank _stuartandsuzie
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I did not go in as I thought six pounds was a bit much for what is here, two small ruined towers, you can see all that there is from outside without too much trouble. wander around the outside and save your money for something...More

1  Thank alfie50
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. We learnt soooo much !! So pleased we became English Heritage members. Lady in the shop is a treasure and it's obvious she loves what she does. . Dogs welcome on all English Heritage sites and our dog received a treat...More

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great little castle that was ruined by the audio tour. The new handsets are awful to use and don't remember where you are if you pause for too long. This means starting from the beginning again which on a 45 min tour...More

Thank Scout500
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