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  • Ford Castle - Northumberland
      Ford Castle
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  • Ford Castle - Northumberland
      Ford Castle
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  • Ford Castle - Northumberland
      Ford Castle
    by stevezero
  • Ford Castle - Northumberland
      Ford Castle
    by stevezero
 

Ford Castle dates back to the 14th century. Because of its close proximity to Scotland the Castle suffered frequent attacks by the Scots. King James IV of Scotland spent his last night at the castle before his fatal battle on Flodden Field in 1513.
The Castle was completely rebuilt by Sir John Hussey Delaval between 1761 and 1764. It was completely restored by Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, between 1861 and 1863. During WW2 the Castle was used by the Red Cross as a convalescent hospital.
The castle is now a private residential centre, but you can get photos from outside.

Address: Ford Village TD15 2PX
Directions: In the village of Ford 12kms SW of Berwick-upon-Tweed

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  • Written May 19, 2006
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