Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out.
Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house.
Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare. Nevertheless it was pillaged and burnt by the Scots in 1315, seized by English rebels two years later, and again occupied by Scots in 1346.
Bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring this hidden gem. This classic castle is perfect for family games and picnics and is a great starting point for some woodland walks. Or why not visit Hadrian’s Wall too, a mere stone throw away.
Off Aydon Road, Corbidge, Northumberland - NE45 5PJ
Free car park with 20 spaces located 100 metres down the lane from castle. There are also six disabled parking spaces.
Stagecoach Cumbria AD122 Apr-Nov. Otherwise closest stop is Corbridge
1 mile NE of Corbridge, on minor road off B6321 or A68
Corbridge 4 miles - approach via bridle path from W side of Aydon Road, immediately N of Corbridge bypass