The Heart of Northumberland

Rothbury is a traditional market town in central Northumberland. Known as the Capital of Coquetdale, the town is built of the same mellow sandstone as the rolling hills that surround it.

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Enjoy your stay in this beautiful and peaceful town, and you'll be ideally located in the heart of the county's countryside. There are so many walking ad cycling routes to explore, all close to the heart of Rothbury.

The town offers a peaceful haven. The River Coquet meanders through the centre, creating a pleasant walk along the river bank. A good range of shops and Rothbury bed and breakfasts can be found on the High Street as well as a selection of pubs and tea rooms.

Rothbury View from Thrunton Woods

Rothbury View from Thrunton Woods

Rothbury is in the centre of Northumberland and is therefore an ideal base for exploring. It’s just 30 minutes to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three minutes to the hills. Why not stay in a Rothbury Self Catering accommodation to make the most of your stay. From Rothbury you can explore the surrounding Simonside Hills and Cheviot Hills and all of Northumberland National Park. Walkers and cyclists will love the spectacular countryside.

Close by is Cragside House, Gardens and Estate, former home of the Victorian industrialist Lord Armstrong situated about two miles from Rothbury and worth a visit at anytime of the year. The first house to be lit by hydro electricity, Cragside is also now one of the last strong holds of the Red Squirrel.

Rhododendron at Cragside

Rhododendron at Cragside

The Lady's Well at nearby Holystone is an ancient attractive well thought to have been constructed by the Romans on the site of a natural spring. Stay in a Rothbury Hotel to make sure you're always close to the action.

The town and surrounding area host events throughout the year. They include a Traditional Music Festival held in July, a Round Table Street Fair in May and the Alwinton Border Shepherds Show in October.

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