Prudhoe Castle - English Heritage

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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

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

3 November 2014 - 29 March 2015

Admission charges

Adult £4.60
Child (5-15 years) £2.80
Concession are you eligible? £4.10


  • English Heritage

Additional info

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

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

Prudhoe Castle - English Heritage
NE42 6NA



01661 833459

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