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For Otterburn holiday cottages, see the following companies. They all provide a wide range of self catering cottages near the town and throughout Northumbria. They've been arranged in ascending order according to the number of Otterburn properties they offer. Make sure to visit the sites for the most up-to-date information.
- 14 cottages in Otterburn
, all within 5 miles and are situated in nearby towns such as Skipton and Malham. Weekly bookings begin at £269 although this will rise according to demand and the time of year. Visit the site to check availability.
Cottages 4 You
- 5 Otterburn cottages
at the time of writing, all within close distance of the town. Some are award-winners due to their location and the facilities on offer. Make sure to check their entire range of holiday cottages as a number of two-person discounts are available.
- 3 cottages within five miles of Otterburn and another 3 which are no more than ten miles. Special offers are available for a few of the self catering cottages and pets are allowed for about half. Their properties are of the traditional/townhouse variety; bookings start at around £200.
- A small collection of Otterburn cottage properties, either situated in the town or in nearby villages such as Bellingham and Elsdon. All are traditional with some sleeping up to 5 people. Weekly booking rates are from £170 to around £480 depending on time of year booked.
Otterburn is situated on the River Rede in Northumberland. The town lies in the Cheviot Hills
, some 15 miles from the Scottish border and is of great historical significance due to the 14th century battle which took place nearby.
The Battle of Otterburn
was fought a mile north west of the town between the English and Scottish armies, in August of 1388. It is commemorated by the Percy Cross; a stone column found just outside the village. The battle is also the subject of a number of ballads including 'The Battle of Chevy Chase'. The town would later become a staging post on the road from London to Edinburgh.
The Roman ruins of Brigantium
are also a notable attraction - a reconstruction centre was built in 1997 by local craftsmen and students to tell the story of the Roman Occupation of Northern England. The centre consists of a video display room and shop.
The Otterburn Mill
is one of the town's most interesting attractions and exhibits machinery and tools that were used in the wool industry, which once thrived in these parts. Festivals and picnics celebrating the town's history are held during the summer months, in a field adjoining the Mill. See below for information about key visitor attractions, activities and entertainment in Otterburn.
Otterburn visitor attractions
We've provided information about restaurants, pubs and activities in the area of Otterburn, Northumberland. Included, where possible, are details of admission prices and opening times for a number of visitor attractions.
Otterburn Sporting Clays
is just outside the town in Girsonfield. The centre allows individuals of most ages to try clay pigeon shooting in a safe, supervised environment. Basic tuition and practice starts at £40 with reductions for groups larger than six. Further lessons cost £20. Fly fishing is also popular in the region and a number of individuals/companies offer tuition at reasonable prices. See Otterburn Fly Fishing
for more information.
Food and drink
The 11th century Otterburn Tower is now a luxury hotel, featuring a top restaurant. Its a la carte menu consists of modern British cuisine which utilises local produce. The restaurant is open Monday to Sunday: 12.00 - 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00. The nearby Otterburn Hall Hote
l serves both British and French cuisine and is also a popular establishment - it features a Sunday carvery and afternoon teas. See the Percy Tavern
on Jedburgh Road for a collection of local ales and draught beer.
History and Culture
The 15th century Elsdon Tower is around 3 miles from Otterburn. Although privately owned, there remains limited public access.
The Brigantium Roman Centre is situated north of Otterburn and includes rock shelters, a fortified Roman farmstead as well as cup and ring carvings. Admission is £1.50 for children and £.2.50 for adults. Call 01661 886774 for bookings.
Supermarkets and shops
The town of Bellingham, which is about 8 miles from Otterburn has a Co-operative supermarket and pharmacy. There's also a Post Office in West Woodburn, a small village situated about 3 miles away.
Otterburn Holiday Resources