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Etal Castle

68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
+44 1890 820332
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not much here for six pounds

I did not go in as I thought six pounds was a bit much for what is here, two small ruined towers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alfie50
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Southwold, United Kingdom
Loved it

Excellent place to visit. We learnt soooo much !! So pleased we became English Heritage members... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Sally H
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68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
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"english heritage"
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"audio guide"
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"light railway"
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"interesting exhibition"
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"small ruin"
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"display boards"
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"great little place"
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"fortified manor house"
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"tea shop"
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"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
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"well worth the visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"narrow gauge railway"
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"battle"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We decided to visit Etal Castle as it was located approximately half-way between our home and holiday destination and we thought it might make a nice break stop. We arrived just after opening, and were the only people there. The staff member was very friendly...More

Thank Deb E
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely gem in Northumberland a little castle to look around for an hour. Visited the village too. Loved their Halloween displays. Easily accessible Could eat a picnic there You get a feel of how a castle was constructed. Plenty to climb and explore.

1  Thank tutburycarrs
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I rather enjoyed this castle. Despite its small size, it offers a fair bit for your visit. The initial museum showcasing the history of the castle is very interesting and we'll presented. The audio guide is a particularly good one, and really brings the castle...More

1  Thank Eirewolf
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Serene and beautiful place, very informative and interesting exhibition on site re the battle of Flodden. Tower ruins are interesting and the grounds are nice to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Nice walk from Castle car park into the village. Clean facilities on...More

Thank ScotlandE_mc
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Walked round with the audio guides. Very interesting place with lots of history and not far from Flodden Fields. Enjoyed my visit

Thank susan s
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This castle is simply two towers and if you go inside you can read the boards or have the audio guide. The castle is just a easy to view from outside. It is run by English Heritage so only worth going inside if you are...More

1  Thank purpletravelat
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is not a large ruin but very interesting anyway. The adjacent museum area is very welll done. Take your time to try to take it all in.

Thank fssutton1
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