NY8893 : Otterburn Tower & Castle

taken 3 years ago, near to Otterburn, Northumberland, Great Britain

Otterburn Tower & Castle
Otterburn Tower & Castle
A glimpse through the trees of this imposing building which stands beside the A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road in Redesdale. Pevsner, who surveyed Northumberland in 1957, describes it as a "picturesque, asymmetrical, castellated mansion now in appearance mostly Victorian, but built smaller and without the west tower in the second half of the 18th century - already in the castellated style." He notes that some of the masonry of the 19th-century tower goes back to the pele tower built in the later 13th century.

Sir Walter Scott stayed at the castle in 1812 and it is thought to have provided some inspiration for his epic poem Rokeby, published in the following year. However, the poem takes its name from Rokeby Park in NZ0814 (now in County Durham, but formerly in the North Riding of Yorkshire) and is set in and around that area.

The castle is now a country hotel, restaurant and wedding venue LinkExternal link and its full history can be read here LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 December, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Country estates 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8877 9315 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:13.9458N 2:10.6869W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8876 9304
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Country House  Pele Tower  Hotel and Restaurant 

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