Border Castles and Towers

   Langley Castle 

Location: The castle is situated in the Tyne Gap guarding the eastern approaches to Carlisle.

Take the A69 Carlisle road and, near Haydon Bridge bear left on to the A686. The castle is two miles ahead and can be seen through the trees on the right.

The castle passed to Henry Percy, the first Earl of Northumberland, in the 14th century when it was destroyed during the crushing of the rebellion in which Northumberland was involved. 

It remained with the family until it passed to the Crown.

In 1882, it was sold to the Northumbrian historian, Cadwallader J.Bates , who carefully restored it. 
This took him some twenty years as the building had lain in ruin for nearly five hundred years.


Langley Castle is now an hotel where you may care to stay and impress your
friends when you get back home.