The village of Harbottle is situated within the Northumberland National Park and is quite unique due to its ancient baronial castle, which later became a royal castle and the centre of government for the surrounding region.
Harbottle has a lovely location set amongst the most beautiful Upper Coquet Valley, close to the Simonside Hills, with breathtaking views towards the Cheviot Hills; just perfect for the most wonderful walks. Situated to the west are the valleys of the North Tyne and Redesdale, with its wild scenery, red squirrels and rich history that tell the tale of border conflicts in days long gone by.
The National Park is a land of open skies and far horizons, where you can truly escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. In fact the landscape is quite varied with a combination of open countryside, moors, forests and peaceful rivers and lakes. With its multitude of tracks, trails and bridleways it’s perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.
As you explore the region you’ll come across pretty villages, hidden valleys and quiet country roads. During your visit drop by picturesque villages like Elsdon, Greenhaugh, Alwinton and Falstone or take a look at the market towns of Bellingham, Wooler and Rothbury.
For self catering accommodation in the area please see our selection of cottages in Harbottle for a relaxing break amongst some of Britain’s most unspoilt countryside.