Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle; the perfect location for a family day out. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but was almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. Nevertheless it was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346. The castle later became a farmhouse in the 17th century and was lived in up until 1966. Bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring this hidden gem or why not visitáHadrian's Wallátoo, a mere stone's throw away.
You don't need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.