Opening Soon – Friday 30 March 2018
Preparations are under way for the castle and grounds to open for the season.
The Castle is steeped in history. Originally a 12th Century stronghold, the Castle become fully fortified in 1344 and once occupied a strategic position on the Northumbrian borders as a fortress. However, in recent years, it has become a formal home for the same family line.
You will see active restoration of complex masonry, metalwork and ornamental plaster as the great halls and state rooms are gradually brought back to life with antique furniture, tapestries and arms and armour as of old.
The Castle also commands breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside along with the romantic setting of our Gardens and walks to the Lake within the Castle Grounds.
Come and visit our Tearoom with its open log fire and delicious food.
The Castle will be open every day (including weekends) from Noon until 5pm from Friday 30 March 2018 until Sunday 28 October 2018.
We are all looking forward to seeing you.