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Norham Castle

Castle Terrace, Norham, England
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Wonderful authentic, free, castle

What a wonderful ruined castle. Maintained by English Heritage which makes it all the more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oliver D
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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A much squabbled over castle

You can’t get much closer to Scotland and still be in England than Norham Castle. If it weren’t for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hopehousecottage
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Castle Terrace, Norham, England
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"information boards"
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"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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"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"interesting ruins"
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"wander around"
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"car park"
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"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 yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful ruined castle. Maintained by English Heritage which makes it all the more surprising that it was free!! Plus, we were the only visitors, which was an added bonus. Situated just outside the picturesque village of Norham and next to the Tweed, this...More

Thank Oliver D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t get much closer to Scotland and still be in England than Norham Castle. If it weren’t for the trees you could literally throw a stone from the walls and it would land north of the border. This proximity to the marauding Scots explains...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In May 1291 King Edward 1 met the Scottish nobles to decide who should rule in Scotland. The Castle today is but a shell of what it once was. The notice boards give an idea of what it did look like. There is a spiral...More

Thank Viking1950
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank davquayle
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

Thank juliethetraveller123
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Reviewed 1 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.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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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.

Thank Stuart - Caroli... S
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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.

Thank Scout500
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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

Thank MikenMissy
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