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Norham Castle

Castle Terrace, Norham, England
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Border Castle worth a visit

The ruins of Norham Castle stand on the River Tweed on the border between England and Scotland just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
davquayle
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Extensive castle

Although the site is free to visit, there are plenty of well placed information boards describing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
juliethetraveller123
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Castle Terrace, Norham, England
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"information boards"
in 14 reviews
"english heritage"
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"great tower"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fantastic history"
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"interesting ruins"
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"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"wander around"
in 2 reviews
"car park"
in 5 reviews
"audio guide"
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"parish church"
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"dangerous place"
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"scots"
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"border"
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"tweed"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins of Norham Castle stand on the River Tweed on the border between England and Scotland just outside the village of the same name. It has an interesting history and this is briefly explained on some of the information boards dotted about the site....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the site is free to visit, there are plenty of well placed information boards describing the history of the castle and its dominating Keep. The views of the castle from the adjacent river are partly obscured by mature trees which were possibly not there...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It's slightly off the beaten track, but it well signposted so easy enough to find. There's good ruins here, just enough to imagine how it would have looked back when the Bishop of Durham owned and entertained here.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Located on the bank of the Tweed and a frequent target of attacks from the Scots including Robert the Bruce. Shame the superior Scots forces at Flodden made a tactical error, otherwise this would probably be in Scotland.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were fortunate to have the site just to ourselves which was such a surprise given how symbolic it was. So it was great to just stand there in the quiet and reflect on this historic ruin. What is also good is that there are...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A great place to while away a couple of hours. Plenty of information boards to read and picturesque ruins to photograph.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

In consideration of its history, the ruins are surprisingly fairly extensive. The keep dominates the current site; however the original structures must have presented an imposing fortification to the reciprocal besiegers. The views from the adjacent river are equally good and it’s no wonder that...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

What a place, it had so much atmosphere, you could feel the past battles raging all around. Up high from the tower or low down underneath, the ghosts of the past ware all around.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a wonderful ruin with many areas to photograph. We had beautiful blue skies with puffy clouds which made the photos really special. There are many different angles from which to shoot the exterior.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The castle is a ruin but there are still large parts still intact that you can get a feel for what it was like. There is no charge to see it, and it's lovely and peaceful to wander around the ruins. We didn't park in...More

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