Etal Castle (Northumberland) Reviews
Description:Location: Cornhill on Tweed / Northumberland / TD12 4TN
Newest Review: ... south. In it's day, while Etal castle may not have been built to defend against a mighty Scottish army of 30000, it did successfully defend against the neighbouring Heron family of Ford Castle, who the Manners family had a feud with at the time. Today (or in fairness about two weeks ago :) ) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Etal Castle is managed by English Heritage, ... more
Customer Etal Castle (Northumberland) Reviews (1)
by - written on 12/08/13 (Very useful, 67 readings)
I visited Etal Castle on the same day as Norham Castle (previously reviewed) as they are just 5 miles apart. The two castles are very different as Etal started as a manor house, which was given a license to crenellate in 1341 by King Henry the 3rd (become a castle) due to the border wars with Scotland, and a local feud with the nearby Heron family. The castle was the home of the Manners family until Robert Manners married the heiress to Belvoir castle and the moved there in the early 15th century. This means that only the constable was home when James IV of Scotland came knocking in 1513, before the battle of Flodden. Etal Castle surrendered to him as it was ... Read the complete review
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