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Thirlwall Castle
NY 659-662 Northumberland England

Thirlwall Castle Thirlwall Castle is an early 14th century stone fortified L-plan hall-house, founded by John Thirlwall. Standing to roof height, the large rectangular block is of four storey, with turrets and a five storey tower projecting from the angles. Supported on a man-made platform and built entirely of Roman masonry from Hadrian's Wall, there are the remains of a walled barmkin, to the south-west. A mile south is Blenkinsopp Castle and 3 miles west is Birdoswald Bastle.


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Thirlwall Castle is located north of Greenhead, off the B6318. 4 miles north-west of Haltwhistle, on the A69-B6318.

The site is managed by the Northumberland National Park Authority and is freely accessible in daylight hours.

There is a car park on the B6318.

Click here for castle pictures Thirlwall Castle Picture 1Thirlwall Castle Picture 2Thirlwall Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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