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Family Ticket - £11.20
Car parking available
Interesting and well preserved
Andrew T, Norwich, United Kingdom
We visited this site on a rainy day because there is a lot to see indoors here. It was well worth getting the guide book from the ticket office because this gave us information for every room we visited. Staff were friendly and it cost £4.90 for each adult to enter which was reasonable. Our tour lasted about 2 or 3 hours by which time we had pretty much seen everything. Interesting place.
A fantastic insight into medieval life
BillW611, Ripon, WI
My wife and I visited Aydon Castle with members of our family including a grandson and two grand daughters. We all enjoyed it. Since the castle was a fortified manor that enjoyed continued residency until the 1960s it escaped the decay and pillaging for stone that has made ruins out of so many medieval structures. English Heritage has since done a great job in restoring the building and its environs to its medieval condition. As such, it really exists they way it did 700 years ago, privies, kitchen sinks, and all so that one can still see how people lived back then as well as understand the unsettled conditions of the time. While all this appeals to me as a history buff, the condition of the manor house, and the excellent way it is presented with considerable useful signage, made it accessible and interesting to everyone in our family several of who later said that it was one of their favorite stops on a trip full of castles and manors.
Nice walk from Corbridge
john a, Matlock, United Kingdom
If you walk from Corbridge go via the bridle path and not the main road. We had never heard of this castle so we really enjoyed the walk and the visit. It had a very informative and enthusiastic guy at the reception.
A house built as the War between Scotland and England was just brewing up again so needed to be turned into a castle.
We found the guy in the ticket shop very interestin, as he gave us an insight to the history of the Castle and the people that lived there. Definitely needed the guide book though there were plenty of information in each room. The guide book gave a good a ccount of how the cattle came about and the history of the area.
fssutton1, Ithaca, New York
If you are into castles then this is a must stop. This castle is not a ruin nor is it restored. This castle was used by farmers until the mid 1960's and has basic rooms/structures and gives you an excellent idea of what an "old" castle must have really looked like. Do not expect grand interior furnishing as there are none. This castle is a real treat for a castle lover.