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~ Places of Interest in Northumberland and The Borders ~

~ Here are some of the places to visit within easy reach of The Black Bull Inn ~

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~ Wooler Common ~

2 miles from The Black Bull

Picturesque Wooler Common is situated right next to the town of Wooler and is found by travelling into the national park. Once the scene of violent clashes between the Scots and the English it is now a much more serene place, featuring plantation woodland, open common, ponds and trails for walkers. Walk up Common Lane from Wooler centre.

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~ Wooler Golf Course ~

3 miles from The Black Bull

Wooler Golf Course is a full 18 hole course situated with great views near to the town of Doddington, 3 miles from Wooler. Featuring a 6411 yard main course and a 5071 ladies course it offers a stern challenge to all levels of golfer. Travel along the B6525 for 3 miles to Doddington and follow the signs.

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~ Yeavering Bell ~

5 miles from The Black Bull

Yeavering Bell features the largest iron age hill fort in the region as well as bronze age, iron age and Anglo Saxon history. On the plains it overlooks are some of largest neolithic settlements to be found in England, such as the one in nearby Milfield, as well as a grand Anglo Saxon palace. Travel along the A697 to Akeld then a mile along the B6351.

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~ Chillingham Castle and Wild Cattle ~

7 miles from The Black Bull

Chillingham Castle has had Royals as guests since the 1200's and has played a pivotal role in the battles against the Scots. The castle and its fine gardens are now open to the public along with guided tours to see the only herd of wild cattle left in the world. Travel along the B6348 to Chatton then turn right towards Chillingham.

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~ Flodden Field ~

8 miles from The Black Bull

The famous battle of Flodden Field was one of the largest battles fought between England and Scotland and the battlefield, complete with it's tourist walk, is reported to be one of the most haunted places in Britain. Travel along the A697 turning left onto the B6352.

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~ College Valley ~

8 miles from The Black Bull

Tucked away round the top of the Northumberland national park, the college valley is a hidden gem. Cars are forbidden beyond the car park at Hethpool so this area is an example of Northumberland's unspoiled wild beauty at it's best. The Cheviot is at it's head. Travel to Akeld and along the B6351 to Kirknewton and follow signs to Hethpool.

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~ Ford and Etal - many attractions ~

10 miles from The Black Bull

These two picturesque villages lying in the valley of The Till (a great fishing river) boast many attractions between them, including Ford Castle, Lady Waterford Hall and Heatherslaw Mill and Light Railway. Travel up the A697 then turn onto the B6353, then turn right for Ford and left for Etal.

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~ Ingram Valley featuring Linhope Spout (Waterfall) ~

13 miles from The Black Bull

The Ingram Valley is another unspoiled valley leading into the Northumberland National Park culminating with the attractive Linhope Spout waterfall. The last bit does not have a road so take your walking boots and water proofs. Travel down the A697 to the Scout hut and turn right towards Ingram.

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~ Bamburgh Castle ~

15 miles from The Black Bull

Bamburgh was the royal seat of the kings of Northumberland at a time when Northumberland had Kings of its own. 2000 years of history lead to the present day, including battles, betrayal and hauntings. Travel east towards the coast to Belford, then across the A1 and Bamburgh stands proudly a little way up the coast.

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~ Pot A Doodle Do ~

16 miles from The Black Bull

Pot A Doodle Do is an activity centre suitable for whole family with disabled access, featuring Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Activities, Shop & Restaurant and Pottery. Follow the B6525 to Berwick then go up the A1 a bit before turning off for Scremeston, Pot A Doodle Do is nearby

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~ Holy Island ~

17 miles from The Black Bull

Famous for it's monks and for being the place where Vikings first landed from Scandinavia, Holy Island and the wildlife rich Lindisfarne Islands make a great day out. Beware of the causeway that floods twice a day, take heed of the crossing times. Travel east towards the coast then up the A1, looking out for signs to the island.

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~ Berwick Upon Tweed ~

17 miles from The Black Bull

Historical town right on the border with Scotland Berwick upon Tweed boasts historical walk ways as well as barracks and defense ramparts. The Tweed is also one of the best salmon rivers in the world. Travel from Wooler on the B6525 then north on the A1 to get to Berwick.

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~ Seahouses and Craster ~

18 miles from The Black Bull

Craster is a fishing port famed for it's oak smoked kippers and salmon, once supplied to the royal family. Seahouses is another port a few miles North of Craster. Travel east towards the coast and Bamburgh then travel down the coast for a few miles.

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~ Alnwick Castle ~

18 miles from The Black Bull

Alnwick is an old town which not only features the castle (where parts of Harry Potter were filmed), but also the Alnwick Gardens as well as the attractive port of Alnmouth just a few miles away. There are also lovely beaches for walks round there too. Follow the A697 down to Wooperton, then turn left onto the B6346 through Eglingham to Alnwick.

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~ Cragside ~

19 miles from The Black Bull

A great day out for anyone who loves machines, industrialisation and electrical innovation, Cragside was the home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian industrialist and inventor who, amongst other things, gave the people of Newcastle Jesmond Dene. Travel down the A697 and turn right to Rothbury on the B6341 and Cragside is near the town.

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~ Chainbridge Honey Farm ~

20 miles from The Black Bull

A local farm producing honey and beeswax products, located just outside Berwick Upon Tweed. Visitors can observe a live hive and also learn about bees and honey production and also buy the products the farm makes. Travel towards Berwick then follow the A698 out of Berwick for a few miles

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~ Floors Castle ~

22 miles from The Black Bull

Set in the stunning borders region on the Scottish side, Floors Castle in Kelso offers historical artifacts and architecture, magnificent gardens, garden centre, childrens play area, walled garden and a restaurant. There is also a golf course on the same estate. Travel up the A697 and turn left onto the B6352 to get to Kelso

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~ Dunstanburgh Castle & The Ship Inn at Low Newton ~

22 miles from The Black Bull

A bit further north than Craster, Dunstanburgh is another castle on the coast of Northumberland. This location offers great views and also the Ship Inn in nearby Low Newton, complete with a micro brewery. Travel north up the coast a few miles from Seahouses.

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~ Eyemouth / St Abbs Head ~

26 miles from The Black Bull

Dramatic cliffs on the coast of southern Scotland make St. Abbs Head a wonderful place for the more outward bound type, as well as any photographers. Eyemouth nearby is fishing port with excellent fish and chips, fresh from the port. Travel to Berwick, stay north on the A1 until turning right onto the A1107.

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