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Address: 68 | Cornhill on Tweed, Etal TD12 4TN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1890 820332
10:00 - 16:00
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 Flodden is fascinating and well worth the visit on its own but remember to take... More 

Thank Birdseyejohn
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 building and if the price was lower, it would have been interesting to have explored... More 

Thank John W
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 opportunity to see some of the walls from the inside. small shop where you could... More 

Thank MissBlanche36
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 free entry as we're English Heritage members.

Thank DavieD46
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154 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

To be honest not much to see or do and there's a charge to get in. Especially when you have norham castle 5 mile away if that and it's free of charge. We spent maybe half an hour here the local pub is closed which used to have fab reviews. Etal does get very busy in the summer and parking... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A decent place not the biggest but it does have a small museum you can spend an hour in reading about the history of the castle and local area .

Thank historygeek87
N Wales
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421 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was half an hour off closing time when we stopped in Etal plus it looked small from the entrance so decided against visiting. Despite its small size, we like to take our time visiting historical monuments. Also £4.60 per adult (without Gift Aid) seemed a bit steep. We could see a fair bit of the small castle from the... More 

Thank bluelizard
Sheffield, UK
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Only the two main towers survive and you are confined to ground level but there are plenty of interesting features. For example, I've never seen so many stonemason's marks in one room. It won't take you more than 20-40 minutes, depending on your capacity for looking at 500 year old walls, but it's a good 20-40 minutes. To add to... More 

Thank KevinRSheffield_UK
Castleton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Etal Castle is well worth a visit....they have a pretty cool exhibition going on there at the moment that explains & details the Battle of Flodden!! Doesn't take long to see it all, so when your done take the 4 mile drive & check out the site of where the battle of Flodden took place!!!!

Thank Darren A
Bispham, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A ruined castle managed by English Heritage. It's debatable whether it is worth the entrance fee but its in lovely spot with the neighbouring village of Etal right by it.

Thank FlorianFY

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