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ETAL CASTLE

Etal Castle, Northumberland
ETAL CASTLE

Etal Castle began life as a defensive tower on the troubled Anglo-Scottish border. Of necessity, it was later enlarged, but its most famous moment was probably when it was captured by King James IV of Scotland and his enormous army, just before their defeat at nearby Flodden on 9 September 1513. Etal is ruined now, but there is a fascinating exhibition, the location is lovely and the village is charming.

Location/Address: Etal
Cornhill on Tweed
County: Northumberland
Post Code: TD12 4TN
Main Historic Period: Tudor
Tip/Nearby: Heatherslaw Light Railway, Ford village, Battle of Flodden
Primary Management: English Heritage
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