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Address: off B6318, Greenhead, England

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We visited this little ruined castle as part of the Greenhead circular walk. An interesting place to stop

We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We walked along by Hadrian's Wall, then crossed a bridge where there were some pretty... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Gilly C
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We did the circular Greenhead/Thirlwall Castle walk on a cold, wet and windy day in February. We walked along by Hadrian's Wall, then crossed a bridge where there were some pretty cottages by the stream.. Then there is a bit of a climb to get to the castle. It was an interesting place to stop and have a quick look... More 

1 Thank Gilly C
Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were walking Hadrian's Wall and the path goes right past Thirlwall Castle. It was a very nice little rest stop to get off the path and kind of wander around. There isn't much to see. It is mostly old walls and well kept lawns. Unless you're going to have a picnic here, plan on a fairly short visit (15... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The castle or actually the old residence is now just a large ruins that is of only limited historical interest. Pictuesque and in a pastoral setting along Hadrians Wall, the stones of which were used in construction.

Thank Stephen L
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Staying in the area this was on our to do list. After parking up you follow the route outlined by the sign in the carpark, a ten minute walk takes you to the castle. It's in a ruinous condition so entry is free, cross the river using the bridge for another little walk and more views of the castle.

Thank Tony L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Nice to pop in, it is free entry, on a walk along Hadrians wall area. There is very little left of the castle but some nice opportunities for photographers and interesting history.

Thank Jayne W
Louth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Theres not much to see, just a few ruins situated next to a farm. If you're walking past then its ok for a browse around but its not worth a detour.

Thank ajpatt
Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Basically a ruined and very small castle. Interesting as an adjunct to a Hadrians wall trip because you pass right by and it's made of stone self evidently taken from the wall. But as a separate attraction in its own right, it underwhelms. Do have a look if your passing as it's worth the 50m climb but don't bother if... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Nice stop when walking the wall Ruin of a roman castle in fair condition no entrance fee Would have to walk a small way to get to it

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

The impressive Thirlwall Castle ruins well worth a visit - and it was just on our doorstep as we stayed in the Holmhead camping barn below it!

Thank Pauline R
Cobham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

this a good castle ruin near Hadrians wall made from stone from it, come with information board to tell you bit about it.

Thank CharlesGraham79

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