The Ford and Etal Estates are one of Northumberland's hidden gems, home to two picturesque villages that support a vibrant tourist economy. Ford and Etal is perfect for outdoor types who love horse-riding, canoeing, fishing, walking and cycling.

Ford Etal village

Thatched house in Etal village

The estates, centred around the villages of Ford and Etal, boast a number of attractions including a castle, a world famous battlefield and even a steam light railway. You can also spend an hour or two admiring the stunning murals at Lady Waterford Hall or visit the restored 19th century Heatherslaw Cornmill to buy mouth-watering cakes. Stay close to the action in a Ford and Etal bed and breakfast.

For walkers there are many footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes criss-crossing the estate. Natural history enthusiasts will find nearby Ford Moss Nature Reserve a fascinating visit. Why not stay for a week and make the most of your stay in a Ford and Etal Self Catering property?

The estate, 12 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, also has magnificent views across North Northumberland.

Ford and Etal is in the heart of border country and nearby lies Flodden Battlefield, site of a particularly bloody conflict between the English and Scottish armies in 1513.

Heatherslaw Steam Railway

Take in the estate via the Heatherslaw Steam Railway

There is also Etal Castle, built in the mid-14th century by Robert Manners as a defence against Scottish raiders.

For a different way of getting around, try the Heatherslaw Steam Railway, a 15 inch gauge steam railway running from Heatherslaw to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes.

Ford and Etal is a great place for a romantic rural weekend or fun day out with your family. There is a full range of bed and breakfasts and guest houses as well as self-catering cottages. There is also the Black Bull - Northumberland's only thatched pub - tearooms and shops.

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  • Town: Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Ford
Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...
Eco printing & Shibori (2 days)
Arts and Crafts
Eco printing is perhaps best described as natural printing, the colours and outlines obtained are from the plants themselves ...
Indigo & Shibori (half day)
Arts and Crafts
Discover clamping, stitching and folding techniques to create your own designs and patterns on fabric. ...
Weaving on a Peg Loom
Arts and Crafts
Learn easy weaving with a peg loom and make a beautiful mat, wall hanging or maybe a small cushion cover with colourful plant dyed wool. Lots of colours and textures to explore. Also if time allows, ...
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Eviivo
Bed & Breakfast
Cornhill-on-Tweed
NOW OPEN ALL YEAR Seventeenth century dower house, unsurpassed hospitality and exceptional comfort in relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for the Northumberland coastline and Scottish Borders. ...
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Heatherslaw Light Railway
Group Attraction
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Within half an hour's drive of the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills, the historic border towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and magnificent Bamburgh Ca ...
Jams
Outdoor Event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Traditional farmers market held every 3rd Sunday in the month at the spectacular Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. ...
Stunning Views
Family Attraction
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Enjoy a fabulous day out on this country estate with its picturesque villages and range of attractions: Heatherslaw Steam Railway; Heatherslaw Cornmill; Lady Waterford Hall; Etal Castle; Flodden Battl ...
Santa and Merlin the Giant  'reindeer'
Fairs and Fetes
Traditional festive market with over 50 food and craft stalls, inside Lady Waterford Hall in Ford Village and outside in a marquee. Music, Santa and his Clydesdale horse, range of delicious refreshmen ...
Exterior of St Mary's at Etal
Church
Etal
Set in the grounds of Etal Manor, this church (designed by William Butterfield) was built 1856-58 by Lady Augusta FitzClarence as a burial place for her husband Lord Frederick (one of the illegitimate ...
The Old School House
Bed & Breakfast
Cornhill-on-Tweed
In tranquil setting, we are situated perfectly for exploring Northumberland/Scottish Borders. Offering genuine Northumbrian hospitality, comfort and laudable home cooking. ...
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The Smithy Crookham 1
Self Catering
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Nestled into rolling farmland, this cosy one bedroom cottage exudes character and charm with lovely open views to the Cheviot Hills. Ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors ...
Beautiful Day at St Michael's
Church
Ford
A church in a magnificent setting with a fine view of the Cheviot and Flodden hill from the porch. The building dates from the 13th century and has always been closely associated with Ford Castle and ...
Halloween Week
Family event
Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Ford & Etal celebrating hallowe'en - terrorific treats for kids in costume too! ...
Autumn Pop-up Markets
Arts and Crafts
Etal
The St Abb's traders return for two final pop up markets this Autumn, on 25th and 26th October. ...
Weaving on a Brinkley loom
Arts and Crafts
Discover how to weave on a Brinkley loom and make a hanging or maybe a small bag with fabulous plant dyed wool fleece. ...
Peg loom weaving with plant dyed wool
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Workshops and courses offered - discover natural dyes, eco printing, indigo & Shibori and weaving.  Be inspired by rock, sea and sky!     ...
Etal Castle - Etal Village
Historic sites
Etal
A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare. ...
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