Holidays in Otterburn – Northumberland

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This offer has expired. Otterburn lies to the north of Hexham along the A68 heading up to Scotland. This is the heart of Redesdale and all the country around here used to be a Royal hunting forest. There is even a legend that the last wolf in England was killed near here. Nowadays the town is best known for its Woollen mill as well as a quality hotel but there is see than these modern tourist attractions. It was here on the night of the 5th August in 1388 that the Scots roundly defeated the English at the Battle of Otterburn. Back then these were the days of the Border Reivers, when lawlessness ruled the land. From those days have come words like bereaved and blackmail. From those dark days come the bastle houses or fortified farms which were used to provide shelter during the nights when the raiders ventured forth on their horses to steal, rape and plunder. During the 20th century Winston Churchill was so impressed by the open wilderness around Otterburn that he turned large swathes of countryside over the ministry of defence so that they could use it for target practice. This picture is looking across the lush summer fields towards Otterburn. and this is a similar view but a little closer otterburn Towns and villages nearby Hexham. 25 minutes to the south along the A68 Elsdon. Only 10 minutes to the east. Rothbury. Some 25 miles to the east but slow roads across beautiful countryside Alwinton. A little before you come to Rothbury. Alwinton is a good point to start your walking in the Cheviot Hills. This article was written by Mike Holly who has been exploring cottages near Otterburn.

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