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Etal Castle

68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
+44 1890 820332
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Bringing ruins to life.

I would recommend the audio tour to accompany a visit to this place - it really helps to bring to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna D
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Small but worth a look

This is quite a small castle - more of a fortified manor house. The info boards give a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CuratorsEgg
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I would recommend the audio tour to accompany a visit to this place - it really helps to bring to life the tragedy of Flodden Field and the place of Etal Castle within that story.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a small castle - more of a fortified manor house. The info boards give a great insight into its fascinating history and there is a nice exhibition too about the nearby battle at Flodden. Friendly staff and also very welcoming of our...More

Thank CuratorsEgg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful find at the end of the local narrow gauge railway from nearby Heathershaw (open carriages plus dog friendly). Yes it's not massive (as some reviewers point out but alas all castles weren't built on a grand scale) but with lots of information, amazing...More

Thank Michael Joe H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Nice little to place to visit. As a small exhibition to show the history of the battles between the English and the Scottish over the border. There is a fantastic audio guide to hear all about the castle so make sure you ask for one...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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...More

Thank sheilanurse56
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Birdseyejohn
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank MissBlanche36
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We came across Etal Castle by accident but were pleased to have done so. It has links to the Battle of Flodden which took place close by. The exhibition tells the story of the battle and the history of the castle. All very interesting and...More

1  Thank DavieD46
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