Things to do in Rothbury

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Things to Do in Rothbury

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Top Attractions in Rothbury

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Historic estate with innovative 19th-century technology and hydroelectricity, set in vast, beautiful gardens with diverse walking paths and scenic views.
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Historical site with tranquil grounds, a picturesque church with stained glass windows, and a photogenic, derelict manor house, enveloped in a serene atmosphere.
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Traditional pub with a warm ambiance and a quirky touch of bus seat decor, where guests can enjoy a variety of well-kept local real ales in a convivial setting.
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  • Ed B
    Wirral, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning building in stunning grounds. I've been to many National Trust properties; this is the first one that's made me understand why people dedicate their lives to looking after such places.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Glen&Isobel
    Scotland259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't know how we have missed this. Not a huge site but well worth a visit as the priory gives an idea of the size of the buildings. The house next door is in need of restoration but still interesting when you explore it. Wonderful place to just sit and listen to the nearby water flowing, the rustling of the trees in the breeze and all the birds. Much better than a mindfulness app. Staff were really nice and helpful.
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • freeadventurer100
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this place as part of the Northumberland 250 route. Was a delightful immersion into the heart of England's countryside charm. It welcomes you with its idyllic setting and warm hospitality, offering a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Exploring the village, you discover a treasure trove of quaint shops, cafes, and local artisans, each adding to the village's unique character. From traditional bakeries serving freshly baked goods to charming boutiques showcasing handmade crafts. Throughout the day, the warmth and friendliness of the locals added a special charm to my experience, making me feel like a welcomed guest in their tight-knit community.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • Patricia B
    Northumberland, UK160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cragend Farm & Hydraulic Silo

    What an interesting place and very well worth a visit .
    The Renwick family bought this historic farm and buildings 11 years ago and have been restoring it and investigating its long history, back to Roman times and beyond , ever since .
    It’s an amazing insight into the past .
    Once owned by Lord Armstrong as part of the Cragside estate - he used the farm to exhibit his engineering skillls and show the world how water power could be harnessed to make the lives of the farm labourers easier .
    We spent 3 hours with Lou Renwick touring her home, the old barns, stables and the magnificent grade 2 listed silo .
    Her passion for Cragend Farm is infectious.
    It brought our tour to life .
    If you visit Cragside House then you really must visit Cragend Farm as their history is intrinsically linked .
    You can also enjoy this working farm with its rare breed animals and the magnificent surrounding countryside by staying on the farm in the beautifully renovated accommodation.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Paul R
    Wellingborough, UK793 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you've no curiosity about historic remains of past industry, this may not be for you. Even if, like me, you find such disused structures intriguing, you really only need a few minutes to stroll around the kilns, read the informative board and take a couple of photos. I would suggest that it is best visited in passing or as part of a tour around a number of interesting features in the landscape. I visited on my way home from a day out and also had a look at nearby Tosson Tower and Sharp's Folly. Taken along with the beautiful contryside in which they are set, they made for an enjoyable short drive.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Paul R
    Wellingborough, UK793 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like many of Britains picturesque old churches, All Saints is full of historic interest for anyone who takes a little time to look. I was fortunate enough to visit when a number of friendly ladies (who I am going to assume were prominent members of the congregation) were busy with some organisational tasks. So, I was given a brief summary of what to look out for on my visit, from the temporary collection of teddy bears dressed as every monarch since Henry VIII (in honour of the upcoming coronation), to the sculpture representing the extraordinary story of Bernard Gilpin and the ancient Saxon font base. All Saints also comprises many of the usual ornamentations including very lovely stained glass and intricately carved altar screen. It is also surrounded by an attractive and tranquil church yard and sits at one corner of Rothbury's pretty marketplace.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Caro B
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would have given this idyllic place 5 stars if the circular walk hadn’t been closed due to lambing in the vicinity. Nothing against the oh-so-cute lambs, many of whom we passed in the car on the way, but I wish this information had been available on the website before we decided to go.
    Having said that, we were still able to walk halfway round this pretty reservoir and enjoy a picnic on the bank in the sunshine, watching the geese come scudding into the water.
    We’ll just have to come back later in the year!
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Chez R
    Manchester, UK505 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was nice to have a look here
    Excellent history and it was in good condition
    The surrounding area was well maintained
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • Elaine J
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed the worship service on Sunday, a lovely warm welcome, contemporary feel to the worship, the word preached clearly by student pastor. Many thanks and every blessing.
    Written 17 June 2023
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  • Sightseer50862190321
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent pub, no music no food good beers at reasonable prices.Just as a pub should be. Recommend if you are I the area. Love it.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Bibcay
    Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely abysmal. I have never liked catholic / modern churches. The church has no steeple or bell tower and looks like a house.
    Written 22 August 2020
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