The area

Situated in a great location just 12 miles from the English and Scottish Borders in the "Northumberland International Dark Sky Park", Redesdale is a perfect central location for visiting the many attractions such as Hadrian's Wall, the Scottish Borders Country and just a little further afield the beautiful Northumberland coastline, with its castles and fabulous beaches.

The oldest part of the Redesdale Arms is over 600 years old and is a former bastle house – a fortified dwelling that provided defence during the late middle ages when this part of the world was known as the “Debatable Lands” – A lawless region roamed over by bands of outlaws from both sides of the border known as Border Reivers. Today the area is a far more tranquil place where visitors from both sides of the border can be assured of a very warm welcome, good food and hospitality

Kielder Water & Forest Park to the west of Redesdale is home to England’s largest forest and North Europe’s largest man made lake.
Hadrian’s wall 18 miles south, is considered to be one of England’s greatest landmarks, great stretches of the wall remain intact and the surrounding countryside is scattered with Roman Forts, milecastles and temples

The Northumbrian coastline boasts something for everybody – from spectacularly dramatic cliff top walks to mile upon mile of glorious golden sandy beaches. There are castles aplenty, including; Lindisfarne, the birthplace of Christianity in England, magnificent Bamburgh, romantic Dunstanburgh perched on a cliff-top and Warkworth, so well preserved it has been used in numerous films.

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