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We stopped here while driving to an access location for Hadrian's Wall. It requires a short walk up what can be a very wet climb (it was when we visited). There is some signage, but the remains are not that interesting or impressive. Skip.
We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We walked along by Hadrian's Wall, then crossed a bridge where there were some pretty cottages by the stream.. Then there is a bit of a climb to get...More
We were walking Hadrian's Wall and the path goes right past Thirlwall Castle. It was a very nice little rest stop to get off the path and kind of wander around.
There isn't much to see. It is mostly old walls and well kept lawns....More
The castle or actually the old residence is now just a large ruins that is of only limited historical interest. Pictuesque and in a pastoral setting along Hadrians Wall, the stones of which were used in construction.
Staying in the area this was on our to do list. After parking up you follow the route outlined by the sign in the carpark, a ten minute walk takes you to the castle. It's in a ruinous condition so entry is free, cross the...More
Basically a ruined and very small castle. Interesting as an adjunct to a Hadrians wall trip because you pass right by and it's made of stone self evidently taken from the wall. But as a separate attraction in its own right, it underwhelms. Do have...More