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Thirlwall Castle

off B6318, Greenhead, England
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Interesting , but not great

We stopped here while driving to an access location for Hadrian's Wall. It requires a short walk... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Springfield, Virginia
via mobile
Nice castle good views

The views were worth the walk up the hill from Hadrian's Wall. Nice castle mostly ruins but some... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Gill A
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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21 May 2017
“Nice castle good views”
18 Mar 2017
“We visited this little ruined castle as part of the Greenhead circular walk. An interesting place to stop”
off B6318, Greenhead, England
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while driving to an access location for Hadrian's Wall. It requires a short walk up what can be a very wet climb (it was when we visited). There is some signage, but the remains are not that interesting or impressive. Skip.

Thank authored
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The views were worth the walk up the hill from Hadrian's Wall. Nice castle mostly ruins but some wall standing, gives a good idea of the size and use of the place. Very open and free to visit

Thank Gill A
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We walked along by Hadrian's Wall, then crossed a bridge where there were some pretty cottages by the stream.. Then there is a bit of a climb to get...More

2  Thank Gilly C
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were walking Hadrian's Wall and the path goes right past Thirlwall Castle. It was a very nice little rest stop to get off the path and kind of wander around. There isn't much to see. It is mostly old walls and well kept lawns....More

1  Thank Tim G
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.

Thank Stephen L
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...More

Thank Tony L
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.

Thank Jayne W
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.

Thank ajpatt
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...More

Thank Vetinari2014
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

1  Thank Cheryl M
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