With border war raging, life in Northumberland was dangerous between 1300 and 1600. Wealthy families like the Thirlwalls protected themselves by building strongholds like Thirlwall Castle. Built during the 12th Century using stones from the nearby Hadrian's Wall, the castle was abandoned after the border wars ceased. These days, you can step back in time at this spot, which is the perfect place for a picnic. The ruins are free to enter at all times.
March 6, 2019
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