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Be king or queen for the day in this mighty Northumberland fortress crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet.

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Enjoy a day out and see how the powerful Dukes of Northumberland, the Percy family lived. Explore the floors and rooms in the magnificent cross-shaped keep which was once home to 'Harry Hotspur', immortalised as a rebel lord by Shakespeare, and bane of Scottish raiders. See spectacular river and coastal views from the castle walls.

Spooky Castle

Grab your broomsticks for a bewitchingly brilliant day out at Carlisle Castle this Halloween half term. Get hands-on with creepy crats and a wicked witch-themed quest. There's a fancy dress competition every day - come in your best witch and wizard outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

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More to explore inside than I'd expected, with a good deal of the old keep still intact. Very interesting, didn't get to visit the hermitage this time but will certainly return.

Brilliant to be able to visit historic sites around the country.

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