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Ford Castle Adventure

Ford Castle Adventure

Beaumont House, 2 Northumberland Avenue, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AW, United Kingdom

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About A medieval castle in Northumberland and a residential children's activity centre!
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Mission To provide excellent outdoor learning opportunities to young people.

We believe that learning should be fun but that organising trips can be stressful, so we aim to provide a friendly, helpful service that works hard for our clients.
Description Ford Castle is a real outdoor centre for schools based in a real, 14th century, medieval castle.

Famous for housing King James the IV of Scotland and before the battle of Flodden in 1513 and Edward I ("Longshanks") in around 1295

Since then, notable occupants have included Lady Waterford, famous watercolourist and Victorian benefactress who re-built the village of Ford including the School, which still displays her paintings - for which she used locals as models.

More recently, the Joicey family has owned the Castle as part of the Ford & Etal Estate, until in 1956 the Castle was leased to Northumberland County Council for use as a residential educational centre for groups of local schoolchildren.

Ford Castle is has been operated by Ford Castle Adventure Ltd., a private company specialising in school tours, since 2012.
  • Beaumont House, 2 Northumberland Avenue, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AW, United Kingdom
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