Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

MORPETH CASTLE


MORPETH CASTLE
Photo Eric Dewhurst

The gatehouse of the second of the two castles in Morpeth is all that remains of the fortifications. It has now been converted into a residence. The first castle started as a motte and bailey in the 11th century and was rebuilt in stone in the mid 12th century. It was destroyed in 1215 and the second castle was started in 1352 within the original bailey.

It has been restored by the Landmark Trust and is now available as a holiday rental home.


 

Directions
A192, north of Newcastle
Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth NE61 1NS

 



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