Portrait of Rothbury
Rothbury is a small market town
which straddles the River Coquet. The town has a pleasing
mix of old stone and newer brick-built properties. Although technically a
town with a proposal a year or so back to install a town mayor (defeated)
everyone still tends to call it a village and it has a village feel about
it. Shops, hotels and houses are clustered on the sloping banks of the
river which bisects the village with the majority of the commercial
properties situated on the north side.
From all sides the views are
magnificent - Cragside, Blaeberry Hill, Simonside, and in the far distance, the Cheviots.
Rothbury has had a turbulent and bloody history. In the fifteenth and sixteenth
centuries the Coquet Valley was a pillaging ground for bands of Reivers who
attacked and burned the town with terrifying frequency. Near the town's impressive
All Saints' Parish Church stands the doorway and site
of the seventeenth century Three Half Moons Inn. Follow the
Heritage Trail for a deeper feeling for its history.
site was originally published in 1998 as a project by the Rothbury Computer
Club. Designed to promote Coquetdale it was one of the first village sites in
the area. Others being
Morpeth and Alnwick.
Today Rothbury web is hosted by Colliedog Compters and remains free from
charge. Businesses and organisations need only contact the coordinator if they
wish to promote businesses or activities in the Coquetdale area.
the co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to download a free pdf booklet
Around about Rothbury
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includes advertisements by local businesses as
well as articles of interest to the community.
It includes advertisements by local businesses as well as articles of interest to the community.