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Address: off B6318, Greenhead, England
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26 Aug 16 Lovely little walk to the castle

Staying in the area this was on our to do list. After parking up you follow the route outlined by the sign in the carpark, a ten minute walk takes you to the castle. It's in a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Tony L
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The castle or actually the old residence is now just a large ruins that is of only limited historical interest. Pictuesque and in a pastoral setting along Hadrians Wall, the stones of which were used in construction.

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Thank Stephen L
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Staying in the area this was on our to do list. After parking up you follow the route outlined by the sign in the carpark, a ten minute walk takes you to the castle. It's in a ruinous condition so entry is free, cross the river using the bridge for another little walk and more views of the castle.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Nice to pop in, it is free entry, on a walk along Hadrians wall area. There is very little left of the castle but some nice opportunities for photographers and interesting history.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Theres not much to see, just a few ruins situated next to a farm. If you're walking past then its ok for a browse around but its not worth a detour.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Basically a ruined and very small castle. Interesting as an adjunct to a Hadrians wall trip because you pass right by and it's made of stone self evidently taken from the wall. But as a separate attraction in its own right, it underwhelms. Do have a look if your passing as it's worth the 50m climb but don't bother if... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Nice stop when walking the wall Ruin of a roman castle in fair condition no entrance fee Would have to walk a small way to get to it

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Thank Cheryl M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

The impressive Thirlwall Castle ruins well worth a visit - and it was just on our doorstep as we stayed in the Holmhead camping barn below it!

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

this a good castle ruin near Hadrians wall made from stone from it, come with information board to tell you bit about it.

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