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Hermitage Castle

Located in Hermitage, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 8.2 miles away.

There's a legend that one of its early owners was boiled to death in molten lead by his tenants. Built in the thirteenth century. Located in the Scottish Borders. The castle became obsolete after the Union of the Crowns...

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Kielder Water and Forest Park

Located in Kielder, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 18.2 miles away.

The largest man-made lake in the UK. Surrounded by the largest man-made forest in Europe, Kielder Forest. In Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland. Said to be the 'most tranquil spot' in the UK by Campaign to Pro...

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Carlisle Castle

Located in Carlisle, Cumbria, North West England, England

Approximately 22.6 miles away.

Begun by William II of England in the late eleventh century on site of Roman fort. Mary, Queen of Scots imprisoned here in 1568. Beseiged in the English Civil War. Saw conflict in the 1745 Jacobite rising. Managed by Eng...

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Carlisle Cathedral

Located in Carlisle, Cumbria, North West England, England

Approximately 22.8 miles away.

Originally an Augustine monastery. Built during the twelfth century. Carlisle Cathedral is made from red sandstone. During the 1745 Jacobite uprising, Carlisle was seized by the invading Jacobites and when re-taken by th...

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Jedburgh Abbey

Located in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 24.4 miles away.

Located in the Scottish Borders, Jedburgh Abbey was founded in 1138. Jedburgh was a constant target for invading English armies and the Abbey fell into decline after the Scottish Reformation. Visitors can explore the clo...

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Caerlaverock Castle

Located in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 27.3 miles away.

A rare triangular moated castle. Caerlaverock Castle dates from the thirteenth century. The castle was abandoned in the seventeenth century after a seige. Caerlaverock castle is a short distance from the Wildfowl and Wet...

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Dryburgh Abbey

Located in Dryburgh, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 27.7 miles away.

Burial place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshal Haig. Dryburgh Abbey suffered at the hands of invading English armies in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. Founded in the twelfth century. Dryburgh Abbey is managed...

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Melrose Abbey

Located in Melrose, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 27.9 miles away.

The emblamed heart of Robert the Bruce supposedly buried in its grounds. Melrose Abbey has a violent history. Richard II burned the Abbey in 1385. Henry VIII's amry damaged it in 1544. Oliver Cromwell's army bombarded it...

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Steel Rigg and Crag Lough

Located in Bardon Mill, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 28.2 miles away.

Particularly beautiful and famous stretch on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Many 'must-see' sites in the vicinity including Housesteads Roman Fort, Vindolanda and Chesterholm Museum and Sycamore Gap. Local car parks...

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Sycamore Gap

Located in Bardon Mill, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 28.5 miles away.

A very famous attraction on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site. Used in the Hollywood film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. Short walk from 'Steel Rig' and close to Vindolanda...

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Vindolanda

Located in Bardon Mill, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 29.4 miles away.

One of the most famous Roman forts on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and within the United Kingdom. On the border of Northumberland National Park. Extensive excavations across large site. Reconstructions, excellent m...

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Otterburn Ranges

Located in Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 29.5 miles away.

MOD training area with 'some of the most breathtaking views of the Northumberland National Park'. Second largest firing range in country (behind Salisbury Plain) and in use since 1911. Areas of open access and controlled...

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Housesteads Roman Fort

Located in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 29.6 miles away.

On the southern border of Northumberland National Park. Vercovicium in Latin and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian's Wall. Built from 124AD, shortly after Hadrian's Wall was begun. The Roman garrison was wit...

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Smailholm Tower

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 30.8 miles away.

Located on the Scottish Borders. A 'Peel Tower' or one of a number of fortifiactions running along the Borders used as a lookout for approaching armies. On signs of danger, torches would be lit...

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Neidpath Castle

Located in Peebles, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 30.9 miles away.

Built in the thirteenth century. Neidpath Castle is located in the Borders of Scotland. Visitors have included Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI, William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott. Privately owned by the Earl of Wemys...

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Trows Road End

Located in Alwinton, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 32.3 miles away.

'The start of The Street, an ancient drove road into Scotland'. Within the Otterburn Ranges. Cattle from Scotland were taken down this road to be sold in England...

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Mellerstain House

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 33.6 miles away.

Built between 1725 and 1778. Mellerstain House is located in the Scottish Borders. Their website invites the visitor to 'come and discover the story of Mellerstain for a day, and enjoy the fabulous paintings, embroidery,...

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Kelso Abbey

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 33.8 miles away.

Built in the twelfth century. Kelso Abbey was a wealthy and powerful abbey in which the Scottish King James III was crowned in 1460. Owing to its location close to the English border, Kelso Abbey was frequently damaged b...

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Harbottle Castle

Located in Harbottle, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 35.4 miles away.

Ruined castle on the edge of Northumberland National Park dating from the twelfth century. Fell into disrepair after the age of the 'Border Reivers', bands of thieves who murdered and thieved in this area (see also Tosso...

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Winter's Gibbet

Located in Elsdon, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 36.4 miles away.

A wooden head hanging from a gibbet. In Northumberland National Park. Recalling the hanging of a man and two women in the later eighteenth century for murder. The man's body was left to rot here...

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