walking toward edlingham castle

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

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.

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

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.

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Edlingham Castle

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.

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

The path to Edlingham Castle with the viaduct in background

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Edlingham Castle

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Cows with calves in field adjacent to Edlingham Castle

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

From this angle it looks more like a Roman ruin

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

The leaning tower of Edlingham Castle

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Close up of the leaning tower

The majority of the present Edlingham Church dates from the 12th century.

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Exterior of Edlingham Church

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Stained glass window by altar of Edlingham Church

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Interior of Edlingham Church

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

Looking toward the castle from inside Edlingham Church

 

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland