Norham Castle

Norham Castle information

admission free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Apr-Sep
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Once considered the most dangerous place in the country, the pinkish ruins of Norham Castle are quiet these days, but during the border wars it was besieged no less than 13 times, including a year-long siege by Robert the Bruce in 1318. The last attack came just three weeks before the Battle of Flodden and the castle was once again restored to the prince bishops of Durham, for whom it was originally built in 1160 to guard a swerving bend in the River Tweed.

The castle ruins are 6.5 miles southwest of Berwick on a minor road off the A698; bus 67 regularly passes Norham Castle from Berwick train station on its way to Galashiels in Scotland (six daily Monday to Saturday).