Thirlwall Castle: Why Conserve It?
In 1999, Northumberland National Park Authority acquired a 99 year lease on Thirlwall Castle and 10 hectares of adjacent woodland.
Thirlwall Castle combines in one site two of Northumberland's most important historical periods - the Roman Occupation and the Border Wars.
Although a ruin, Thirlwall Castle retains several of its orginal features including a dungeon, which illustrates the harsh and dangerous living conditions in this remote and hostile border regions.
Thirlwall Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade 1 Listed Building and one of only eight in Northumberland National Park.
Thirlwall Castle is located within the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, adjacent to the Tipalt Burn which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.