History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
King Henry VI fled to Bywell Castle after his defeat at the Battle of Hexham in 1464. His enemies were close on his heels, however, and when Lord Montague arrived at Bywell he found the king's crown, helmet, and sword, but Henry was nowhere to be found.
The crenellated tower and curtain wall were later built into a 19th-century house. The castle is private property, and not usually open to visitors, but it can be viewed easily from the roadside and the nearby churchyard.
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About Bywell Castle
Address: Bywell, Northumberland, England
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Bywell is on the B6309, about 3 miles west of Prudhoe
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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