A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare.
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PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Car parking available
Gift shop on site
Walk to get the most out of your visit
sheilanurse56, Sunderland, United Kingdom
I visited the area to go to the Heavy Horse Festival at Hay Farm. It was a great event with lots to see but did not take up a whole day. From the farm we went to the Old Dairy Coffee andChampagne Bar. This is a very quirky place just outside Etal village, lovely coffee and entertaining interior and antique collection. Sadly dogs are not allowed. We then visited Etal hall to see the murals and went up to the old horseshoe house at the top of the village. Then on to Ford to the castle and battle display afterwards had a very nice cuppa in the village. Didn't have time for the mill or railway but can always go back!
Sandra and Alan S, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Having seen the tourist signs for Ford & Etal Estate on the A1 for many years and not been able to divert, it was disappointing that when we did finally have time to do so, we chose the last week in March to be passing by and the Castle does not open until 1st April! Had the chance for a quick walk around the walls and a look at the cannons guarding the entrance nonetheless. However, this is a small castle and does not appear to be that much to see, though it would have been interesting to see more of the connection to Flodden.
A Delightful Picnic in the Castle
Birdseyejohn, Northampton, United Kingdom
There is not much of the castle left but there is plenty to see and the display boards are very well presented. Inside the Castle there are picnic tables and we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the sunshine proctected from the wind. The display about Flodden is fascinating and well worth the visit on its own but remember to take your picnic!
View from Outside
John W, Knaresborough, United Kingdom
We had a stroll round the outside of the castle which was pleasant and enjoyed by our children. But with a family of 5, like most English Heritage sites the entry cost was too high for us. It is a very interesting and well maintained building and if the price was lower, it would have been interesting to have explored the 'story of Flodden' inside.
I love castles
We ended up here at the end of Heatherslaw Light Railway. To be honest we peered over the break in the castle wall rather than pay the charge to get in. Quite small and desolate, so entering into an open space would have given the opportunity to see some of the walls from the inside. small shop where you could buy toy armour, helmets, swords etc and a few drinks and snacks. Also some books on local history so was quite well stocked for its size. Spent about 20 minutes here, Impressed by the cannon at the gatehouse as it came from a ship, which I googled when I got back. Worth a look but only as part of a planned journey not to come to just for its own sake.