Northumberland Local Area Information

Ideally situated to enjoy all that Northumberland has to offer while the nearby market towns of Morpeth and Rothbury (within 12 miles) and Ponteland (14 miles), have an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, pubs and leisure centers etc. The nearest country location shop and pub serving food is within 4 miles of Rothley Lodge.

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick (23 miles) with twisting cobbled streets and some of the country’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle, dubbed the Windsor of the North. Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland’s blooming marvelous creation, The Alnwick Garden, where you can dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world’s largest tree houses.

Enjoy the fantastic Northumberland national park, the rugged but beautiful Northumberland coast with its many renowned beaches, Kielder Water and Forest (25 miles) for peaceful walks and cycle rides or if you’re feeling energetic why not try walking a stretch of Hadrian's Wall, the world heritage site built as a defensive fortification in Roman Britain.

The city of Newcastle and the nearby Gateshead Metro Center offer fantastic city center attractions, cinema and indoor shopping experiences for those not so good weather days.

 Walking & Cycling

Rothley Lodge is ideally located for those wishing to venture out into the beautiful Northumberland Countryside. The local area is widely used by cyclists and organized cycle races and the Cheviot Hills are a short drive away for those eager to put on their walking books and explore the wild open hills of Northumberland.

 Simondside Hills near Rothbury in Northumberland National Park is a 15-minute drive from Rothley Lodge, for an easy to moderate route offering great views of the Coquet Valley.


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Guest Comments

We spent 3 glorious weeks in Rothley Lodge, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Nestled in lovely, extensive, and extremely private grounds, this is a perfect spot to relax. We used it as a launch ...

Patrick Snow