Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TWIZELL CASTLE


TWIZELL CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

A 15th century tower house which once stood on the site on the north bank of the River Till was destroyed by a Scottish army in 1496. The remains of the tower house were incorporated into a new "castle", a Gothic Revival mansion in 1770 which was rectangular in plan, with circular towers on the angles. Much of this was demolished in 1782 and the stone used to construct a new manor house nearby, leaving the ruins as a two-storey folly which is visible from a public footpath.


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

 

Directions
By the A698, 10 miles south-west of Berwick Upon Tweed.
Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumbria TD12 4UX

 



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