Prudhoe Castle - English Heritage

Prudhoe Castle - English Heritage
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6NA
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/prudhoe-castle/

Telephone

01661 833459

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On a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tyne stand the remains of this formidable castle. Archaeological evidence reveals that a defended enclosure existed on the site as early as the mid-11th century. Today, inside the defensive ditches and walls, the Georgian manor house is a dominating feature. The castle was successfully defended against many Scottish attacks, resisting sieges in 1173 and 1175. This was famously recorded by the contemporary chronicler, Jordan Fantosme. Additional attractions at the castle include a small exhibition and video presentation, a beautiful picnic spot and brass rubbing.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

closed 1st oct - 30th march

Admission charges

4.30/3.90/2.60

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Additional info

Location
In Prudhoe, on minor road off A695 (OS Map 88; ref NZ 092634)

Access
Toilets: Not adapted for wheelchair users.
Shop: Level access.
Display: Video presentation on Northumbrian castles.
Access to castle: 200m up cobbled slope. Entrance through keep at rear of building. Ground floor of main house accessible via one step. Access to upper floor of manor house and chapel is up steep steps. Seats in manor house. Grounds: Accessed on impacted gravel and smooth grass, but pushers recommended. Steep slopes can be avoided. Some small steps. Benches.
Parking: 70m from entrance via slope, cobbles and loose gravel. Disabled drivers may park within castle in front of house.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Social History, Weapons and War

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