Thirlwall Castle

Friday, 11 March 2016
Thirlwall Castle

Explore Thirlwall Castle (the name means the Break in the Wall), an odd one because the Roman stones with which it was built (they were very handy, after all, and probably came from a bridge) were really too small for such a tall structure. No wonder, really, that so much of it has fallen down! (It has been made quite safe now by the Northumberland National Park Authority). Legend has it that after one raid, the golden table which was the lord’s greatest treasure was kept safe by the resident dwarf who jumped into the well with it. Sadly, we have yet to locate either the table or well.

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