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Address: Craigavon Road, Sunderland, England
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A attractive house that has bee derelict for years

If passing then worth a visit for historical interest but not worth going out of your way to see. Sandwiched amongst housing estates but near a main road.

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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Sheerness
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've just been informed that Hylton castle gatehouse is going to get a major makeover ....is this good or should we leave it as it is ? We have been invited to give our opinions ...I for one think we should leave it as it is . Apparently there is plans to open a cafeteria on the grounds , I've... More 

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Sheerness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If passing then worth a visit for historical interest but not worth going out of your way to see. Sandwiched amongst housing estates but near a main road.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Abandoned castle opposite council estate - teenagers starting fires and riding off-road motorcycles in the surrounding area. We spent 5 minutes and went which is a great, great shame. The castle is really well preserved - far better than some of the ruins available on English heritage and it could be an amazing place to visit if a bit of... More 

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Thank andrew r
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

when i was young it was a derelict building and we used to play there but obviously someone got the idea we can make money from it. I personally wouldn't pay for it but i suppose it is a bit of history and if you like that sort of thing it may well be worth a visit

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Bispham, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is an English Heritage castle but it is not open to the public. The castle is sealed up as it were though there a nice grounds to go around.

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Thank FlorianFY
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great bit of local history which is superbly maintained, would love to see inside it one day as I have only ever been around the outside.

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Redcar
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536 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You don't need to spend a lot of time here as there not a lot to see. It is obviously very important to the local people as it dates back a long long time, but I didn't find it that interesting just had a walk around and that was it.

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Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Pride of Sunderland!! The Castle and grounds are incredible and well looked after. Home to the legendary Ghost the Cauld Lad. Visit if you dare!!

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Thank Ryan W
Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were passing nearby and checked to see if there were any English Heritage sites we could pop in to with our membership card. We arrived here to find a deserted, boarded up castle. Spent two minutes wandering round the limited grounds before continuing our journey. Even if you happen to be passing by, just keep driving!

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Thank c00ky83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Hi I live a 2 minute walk away from the castle. Lovely building but for visitors there is nothing to do In the area. So please don't make a journey from afar to visit. It's a good place to make sure you see if travelling through Sunderland. If you visit you'll see a gorgeous castle with the local kids hanging... More 

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