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“Could have passed this one by”
Review of Aydon Castle

Aydon Castle
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Corbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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West Linton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Could have passed this one by”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We felt that there was not much here although did like the children's activity book. We arrived at the castle along a very narrow lane and I'm glad to say that we didn't meet any other vehicles - watch which way you enter the castle from.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Aydon faces”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

It's evident from other reviews that you can't please everyone , but this slightly remote setting leads you to a wonderful historical example of a fortified English manor house .As with most places of historical interest under English Heritage stewardship , this was well maintained and the solitary staff member most welcoming and informative . It pays to buy the booklet which is beautifully presented and gives a great amount of detail on the origins amd subsequent history . Certainly well worth the detour ! Just watch out for the single track approach and bloody great tractors.

If it's only nice tea-rooms your interested in , drive on.

Visited August 2013
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“not worth the detour”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

one of the poorest castles i have visited with little on display to fascinate or excite the visitor.None of the usual artifacts furniture etc to bring it to life, just a series of empty rooms and some mundane descriptions though the guardian did provide us with an interesting history. Don't waste the not insubstantial entry fee

Visited August 2013
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Eye, United Kingdom
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621 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Hidden away”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The English Heritage book says that this medieval fortified manor house is nestled in woodland. Rather more to the point, when we tried to find it, the direction sign was hidden by branches and, after a minor divorce, we found it from the other direction. A volunteer must have cut away the offending growth minutes after we passed as he arrived back as we chatted at the desk.
We've decided that for English Heritage, you need a guide book and this was very useful to lead us around the buildings and explain their purpose and place in the development. Starting as a manor house, wars arising with the Scots rapidly made defence necessary although it was never going to stop a determined assault and changed hands from time to time. Rather more roofs than normal and distant views. Despite no tea room, the small shop has tea, coffee and ice cream.

Visited July 2013
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Rotherham
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth finding”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Although not as famous as certain other castles in Northumberland,this gem should not be missed. A perfect example of its type, set in a peaceful location and providing the perfect setting to spend the afternoon. On the day we visited,a quartet of musicians provided wonderful entertainment incorporating a French theme ( Bastille Day ). Bring a picnic as the castle has a lovely orchard area ideal for outdoor eating.If the sun shines, then so much the better.

Visited July 2013
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