Dog Friendly Day Out in Northern England

Castle View
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6NA

Telephone: 01661 833459
Telephone: 0870 3331181
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/day
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DogPeople Says : Prudhoe Castle

Hamish visited on a very chilly and showery April day in 2008. The indoor sections of the castle, mostly in the Georgian residential block, were very welcome to keep out of the rain and to warm up. They also housed an interesting exhibition, covering the whole history of the castle and its constant occupation for over 900 years, including a model of the castle during one of its sieges. The custodian was very helpful – and we were able to buy hot drinks from him at the end of our visit. There are substantial ruins of the original castle and earthworks with a good number of information panels. We concluded our visit with a walk around the curtain wall. This gave Hamish opportunity to stretch his legs and we enjoyed the views over the natural bank down to The Tyne and of the old corn mill.

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Hamish at Prudhoe Outside the 'new' manor house Impatient to move on

Key Info:
In Prudhoe, on minor road off A695 (OS Map 88; ref NZ 092634). Parking 70m from entrance.

Description:
Begun between 1100 and 1120 to defend a strategic crossing of the River Tyne against Scottish invaders, take your dog to explor Prudhoe Castle and its Spacious grounds.

Opening Times:
Check the English Heritage website for details.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome at Prudhoe Castle. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.

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