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Be King of your own castle!

We did a lovely walk around the Norham area and this was at the end of it. We arrived and there was... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Southampton Uk

Norham Castle is stunning and educational. It sits on the hill and overlooks Norham! The ruins are... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Elizabeth H
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Castle Terrace, Norham, England
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

A beautiful castle and surroundings detailing the history of English/Scottish war along with a wee surprise about Mons Meg! Well worth a visit... just be aware of the copious amounts of midgies

2  Thank paula j
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

For its history, position and local area, the castle is certainly worth a visit. But be warned...English Heritage shuts up many sites during the winter and this is one of them. Short of illegally climbing over the low gate it means coming back some other...More

2  Thank Apicius59
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We did a lovely walk around the Norham area and this was at the end of it. We arrived and there was nobody here - the castle is free to enter. we sat on a wall in the ancient courtyard eating our picnic lunch and...More

Thank Fandango11
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Norham Castle is stunning and educational. It sits on the hill and overlooks Norham! The ruins are such that imagining a working castle is easy! Easy to access but prepare for climbing hills to explore. It doesn’t appear to be handicap accessible

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Ever since I read my father's copy of Scott's Marmon as a boy, Norham Castle has been part of my imagination but until now (over 40 years later) never visited. Luckily the weight of expectation was more than met for this is one of the...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 17 August 2018 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 742oliverd
Reviewed 2 August 2018 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

Thank hopehousecottage
Reviewed 1 August 2018 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
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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
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
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
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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