Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

MITFORD CASTLE


MITFORD CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

An early Norman motte dating from the end of the 11th century near the River Wansbeck. In the mid 12th century stone walls were added, but the castle was destroyed in 1215. A second castle was built in the bailey a few years later with an unusual five sided keep and it is this structure which is now in ruins. It was damaged during a siege in the Civil War.

Open all year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the B6343 out of Morpeth, north of Newcastle.

 



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