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Prudhoe Castle
Prudhoe Castle, Castle View, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6NA

Prudhoe Castle

Prudhoe Castle has many a story to tell to the intrepid visitor. Built as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman conquest, and continuously occupied for over nine centuries. It was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family. Prudhoe survived many wars, and resisted two sieges during the 1170s, by William the Lion of Scotland, the only Northumberland castle not to fall to the Scots in that invasion. 

Have a picnic and take in the surroundings, browse in the shop or explore the keep, great hall and towered walls enclosing a fine Georgian mansion, or take a walk around the moat and grounds. 

English Heritage maintains multiple sites on Hadrian's Wall, such as; Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information; 

To join English Heritage as an Annual Member: 

To purchase an Overseas Visitor Pass: 

Prudhoe Castle is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.

Opening details: 

Prudhoe Castle is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time:

Price range: 

With Gift-Aid: Adult: £7.00, Child (5-17 years): £4.60, Concession: £6.90, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £19.80 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £12.20.

Guide Dogs Permitted
Dogs Accepted
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitor
Disabled Accessibility
Accepts major credit and debit cards
On site parking
Educational Visits Accepted
Picnic Site
Road directions: 
In Prudhoe, on minor road off A695
Public transport: 

Bus access: Go North East Numbers 10, 11A, 686. Rail Access: 1⁄4 mile (400m) walk from Prudhoe Train Station

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