Prudhoe Castle has many a story to tell so a family day out to this Northumberland fortress is truly worthwhile. Built as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman conquest, Prudhoe was continuously occupied for over nine centuries. It was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it. Prudhoe survived two sieges during the 1170s and was the only Northumberland castle to resist the Scots. This year is Prudhoe's 30th anniversary of being open to the public as English Heritage first opened it in May 1986. Have a picnic and take in the surroundings, browse in the shop or explore the keep, great hall and towered walls enclosing a fine Georgian mansion.
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.