Rothley Castle
Castle Morpeth Northumberland

Rothley Castle

Castle In Morpeth, Northumberland

A grade II listed, 18th century gothic folly, built for the Wallington Hall estate.

Set on a small hill amidst crags and surrounded by glorious countryside, you would think you were in Lord Of The Rings, but even better, you are in Northumberland!! Just a short walk from the parking and you are transported to a beautiful and barren world (with lots of sheep for company!)

Rothley Castle was designed in 1755 by architect Daniel Garrett for Sir Walter Blackett owner of Wallington Hall, which is now managed by the National Trust.

The central tower has two storeys, and you can gain access to the second level via a staircase. There are stunning 360 degree views from the top.

Around 1.5km away to the North on the B6342, the remains of Codger Fort another gothic folly are also visible, and remain part of the Wallington Hall estate.

For a longer walk in the area, you can wander along the old Wannie Line railway walk.

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Contributed by Sandra Clemens

I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.

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