Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PRUDHOE CASTLE


PRUDHOE CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The current castle was started in the 12th century on the site of a late 11th century motte on the south bank of the River Tyne. The gatehouse and 40 feet high keep date from 1175 and the barbican was added in the14th century. A 19th century house has been built within the ruins. It has for most of its time been owned by the Earls of Northumberland.

English Heritage.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the A695, 6 miles west of Blaydon
Castle View, Prudhoe NE42 6NA

 



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