This is from Highways & Byways in Northumbria, Aydon Castle
A fortified mansion of the 14th century standing in a fine position on the bank above the dale thorough which the Cor bur runs looking over the valley of the Tyne with Hexham Abbey in the distance. It is now used as a farmhouse and besides its picturesque situation has any beautiful features. The stables remain to show the turbulent times of the erection, for they are both bit and roofed with store, with stone mangers to protect the dumb animals from the fires the Scots invaders kindled on their red road through North England. Several carved windows remain and the interior are beautiful early 14th century fireplaces.