Following their departure from Etal the next port of call for the Scottish army was Ford Castle where the army stayed encamped for 5 days before departing for Flodden Ridge.  On James’ departure he torched the castle.

These days the castle mainly operates as a residential field study outdoor centre for young people and is not normally open to the general public.  Although I did notice it has rooms available as holiday lets.

Entrance to Ford Castle

Ford Castle

***Index to my posts on Flodden.***

13 Comments CherryPie on Oct 26th 2009

13 Responses to “Flodden Field Battle Trail – Part 4”

  1. It’s an impressive looking fortress

  2. Phidelm says:

    Looks fabulous – literally! So will you be taking one of those ‘holiday lets’? If so, look forward to the results.
    NB If you haven’t been there already, you can stay in/at St Briavel’s Castle (dates from time of King John, who favoured the Forest [of Dean] for hunting); bet you’d love the area + do justice to it & its rich history …
    Listen to all that shameless hinting! Awful, eh ;-) ?

    • CherryPie says:

      I enjoy my usual place to stay which is only a few miles up the road, so unless I could get a large gathering of friends to make a holiday let fun…

      I need to check out that castle, I hadn’t heard of it! :-)

  3. I have just posted some Autumn photos which you will like. One of them features a bridge used by soldiers marching to Flodden Field, and I thought of you and your recent posts on this subject.

  4. jameshigham says:

    Looks lovely from a distance.

  5. Bernard says:

    Wish I could think of something more to say than ‘impressive’ or ‘fabulous’ but…….those gates do remind me bit of ‘The Silent Watchers’ from JRRT Lord of the Rings. Where was it now……”Two great stone statues which guarded the gate to the Tower of Cirith Ungol in Mordor.
    Forgive me…if you are not a Tolkien fan?

  6. Castles and Cows…..I am in pictorial heaven!!!

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