Tower In Duddo, Northumberland
A ruined tower sitting on a crag just around the corner from the Duddo Stones.
If you have visited the Duddo Stones coming north from Etal, then you may have spied the Duddo Tower up on the crags in the village.
It was originally a 15th century stone tower house and barmkin (Ok I had to Google that and it's a Scottish word for defensive enclosure), but only a fragment of it still remains.
It was built by the Clavering family and stood in a commanding position overlooking the village, but back in 1496, King James IV of Scotland destroyed it. It was then integrated into a L-shaped tower house and the remains that stand here today probably date to the late 16th century.
It's a listed building and fenced off, but you can still get pretty near it. Careful though it's nettle-tastic up there and very overgrown.
By the way, this is the fingerpost you are looking for. Just follow the track in the opposite direction.
How To Find Duddo Tower
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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