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

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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... read more

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151 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Sanderso1
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 .

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Thank historygeek87
N Wales
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416 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 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 

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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 

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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!!!!

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Thank Darren A
Bispham, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank FlorianFY
Dorset, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a fun day out riding the country lanes around the Ford and Etal estate after hiring a tandem from the Heatherslaw visitor centre. We booked in advance over the phone with a very helpful receptionist and were only charged for half a day as we couldn't collect the bike before 10.30am Helmets and a padlock are included in... More 

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Thank HeleneEH1
Northampton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The introductory museum was interesting and informative about the Battle of Flodden, but Etal castle is extremely ruinous and it is difficult to imagine what may have taken place here. The plaques depicting an artists impression of the buildings give some help but there is so little left of the castle, that the task is difficult. I suspect that the... More 

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Thank Lovajolly
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As English Heritage members, thankfully we didn't have to pay for this experience. The exhibition on the Battle of Flodden was very interesting, the remains of the castle did not warrant any charge for non members of EH. There is no complete room with only negligible remains of a keep and gatehouse tower. The portacabin toilets were also unpleasant.

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Thank castle_adventurer
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Although in a quite ruinous condition and much of the original castle long gone the monumental remains are impressive and the illustrated plaques give a good idea of the overall design of the construction. The small museum gives a very informative history of the castle and the early days of the estates.

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