Local Attractions

At The Coach House we’re lucky to have some of Northumberland’s best attractions right on our doorstep, perfect for sunny and rainy days alike! These include:

Ford & Etal

ford-etalThe large rural Northumberland estate offers a host of places to visit and things to do.
Centred on the two villages of Ford & Etal which lie in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish Border and the Cheviot Hills and just a few miles inland from Holy Island and Bamburgh, a visit here is a journey with no set trail or prescribed route.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

heatherslawThe most northerly steam railway in England – Travel on the 15 inch gauge railway from Heatherslaw Station to Etal Castle on a return journey of 6.4km. The coaches are all fitted with roofs to keep the rain off and offer a variety of fully enclosed, partly glazed, and fully open seating to suit all weather conditions.

Paxton House

paxton-houseA hidden gem by the River Tweed. Come along and explore the 18th century John Adam mansion, extensive woodland and riverside grounds and beautiful gardens. A great family day out near Berwick upon Tweed.

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

chain-bridge-honey-farmA flourishing family business in Berwick upon Tweed started by beekeeping advisor William Selby Robson in 1948. Specialising in natural honey products you can buy everything from honeycombs to beeswax candles.

The Hirsel Estate – Golf Club

hirsel-golf-clubThe Hirsel Golf Club is arguably one of Scotland’s best kept secrets and indeed has only recently been featured in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 Hidden Gems of UK & Ireland!

Border Ice Rink – Kelso

border-ice-rinkOffering public skating at its indoor ice skating as well as curling facilities

Floors Castle – Kelso

roxburgheJust west of Kelso, on the banks of the gently flowing River Tweed, stands the largest inhabited mansion in Scotland, Floors Castle. Floors as we see it today was begun by John Ker, the 1st Duke of Roxburghe, in 1718, but the castle stands near the site of a much older medieval castle that has seen enough historical drama for several castles put together.

Berwick Barracks

berwick-barracksBuilt in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The ‘By Beat of Drum’ exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War.