Set in the charming village of Etal by a ford over the River Till, this Northumberland castle is the ideal location for a family day out.
Built by Robert Manners as a defence against Scots raiders in the mid 14th century, it fell to James IV’s invading Scots army in 1513, immediately before their catastrophic defeat at nearby Flodden.
The award-winning exhibition outlines the interesting story of the bloody Anglo-Scottish warfare of this border castle. Why not visit the Flodden Battlefields, just a stone’s throw away, and get a sense of what it was like?
To complete your day out, bring along a picnic to enjoy in the surroundings of the Ford and Etal Estates.
Whilst you’re in the area, why not check out the Heatherslaw light railway, it’s great for kids.
Opening times can be found here
Adult – £5.70
Child – £3.40
Concession – £5.10
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – £14.80
Entry is free for English Heritage members. You can get your pass here from as little as £4.00 per month