English Heritage: Aydon Castle

English Heritage: Aydon Castle
Aydon, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5PJ
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Set in the peaceful Northumberland woodland, just one mile from Corbridge is Aydon Castle, one of the most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Originally built as an undefended residence, the castle was pillaged by Scots in 1315, later seized by English rebels and occupied by Scots again in 1346.

Its close proximity to Hadrian's Wall makes it a popular day trip attraction.