Elsdon Castle
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Neil G
Burnley, UK91 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Couples
We first heard about and saw this castle on a TV programme. I taught History for over 30 years and teaching castles was one of my favourite set of lessons. However, I had never before seen such a complete Motte and Bailey Castle. It is easy to park for free in the village and is just a short, though uphill, walk to the castle entrance. Entry is free and there is a board showing what the Castle would have looked like in use. The Motte is massive and has very steep sides for defence. The Bailey is quite large but the defensive ramparts are still there and walking along them you can get the steepness of the sides. There are no buildings on the site at all, but it is a complete, beautiful, Motte and Bailey Castle. Easily the best I have ever seen or visited. The village of Elsdon is small, but there is a cafe-cum-tea shop there. The drive to and from Elsdon is very scenic and it is so close to many of Northumberland's attractions. This Castle is well worth a visit.
Written 9 April 2019
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