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Etal Castle, Etal

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  • Lovely gem in Northumberland a little castle to look around for an hour. Visited the village too. Loved their Halloween displays. Easily accessible Could eat a picnic there You get a feel of how a cas...  more »
  • I rather enjoyed this castle. Despite its small size, it offers a fair bit for your visit. The initial museum showcasing the history of the castle is very interesting and we'll presented. The audio gu...  more »
  • Serene and beautiful place, very informative and interesting exhibition on site re the battle of Flodden. Tower ruins are interesting and the grounds are nice to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Nic...  more »
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  • Very good exhibition about the Battle of Flodden and the Scottish wars. Great location above River Twill.
  • Only passing whilst working. Lovely lavender tearooms/shop/post office. Black Bull Inn currently getting refurbished. Will return in summer
  • Always a great visit for a train mad child. The staff are always very friendly and helpful.
  • Very interesting place to visit make sure you use the headphones provided
  • Tickets to see the castle are £5 per adult. This is a massively inflated price for access to what is a very small area of ruined castle, a gift shop, and a one room exhibition on the battles fought at the castle and surrounding area with some replica weapons and armour and some recent history of the current estate. Save your money and look over the small hedge in front of the gift shop, that gives you a view of all that remains of the castle! The Castle and Grounds are well kept, and there is ample nearby parking and good toilet facilities nearby. Beware though as the whole Ford and Etal experience is a very big tourist trap linked together by a chargeable light railway (£7 per adult per day) where at every stop you have to pay to see the next attraction. A day out here can very rapidly become very pricey if you go through more than a few stops or excursions.
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