When we were driving from Alnwick to Rothbury we stopped for a coffee from our flask at some benches close to the roadside with beautiful views over the countryside. In the distance I could see a ruin and a disused railway viaduct.
View from bench by Alnwick to Rothbury road
A couple of miles down the road, I spotted a sign for Edlingham Castle and Church. There was space to park in the access road to the church.. Edlingham Castle is maintained by English Heritage; it’s unmanned and free of charge to enter the site.
Fortunately, it was a warm sunny day so that the path down to Edlingham Castle was dry. In wet weather wellies would be a good bet, as there’s some longer grass around the castle.
The path to Edlingham Castle with the viaduct in background
Cows with calves in field adjacent to Edlingham Castle
From this angle it looks more like a Roman ruin
The leaning tower of Edlingham Castle
Close up of the leaning tower
The majority of the present Edlingham Church dates from the 12th century.
Exterior of Edlingham Church
Stained glass window by altar of Edlingham Church
Interior of Edlingham Church
Looking toward the castle from inside Edlingham Church