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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