Tillmouth and the Scottish Borders
We are situated in an ideal location to reach many Northumbrian and Borders’ attractions including a wealth of castles, historic towns (such as Alnwick and Berwick), battle sites (such as nearby Flodden) and wonderful countryside.
There is splendid walking to be had in the Cheviot hills or more relaxing strolls along some of our marvellous unspoilt beaches. For nature lovers, a variety of stunning landscapes and abundance of wildlife will surely delight. For those wishing to head further afield, the train station at Berwick is a mere twenty minutes drive away, providing excellent access to Edinburgh and Newcastle (forty minutes).
The Battle of Flodden or Flodden Field, was part of a conflict between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland. The battle was fought in the county of Northumberland in northern England on 9 September 1513, between an invading Scots army under King James IV and an English army commanded by the Earl of Surrey.
This is an ideal area for walks and we provide literature and other information about the many routes and destinations within the vicinity and beyond.
Bicycles are available for guests to use, we also have secure storage should guests wish to bring their own cycles.
Writing Inspired by the Area
Noel Hodgson is a Northumbrian poet and writer who has published a number of works including: ‘Below Flodden’, ‘Dancing over Cheviot’ and ‘A Grand Land’ which celebrate the countryside, the people, events, and the history of his homeland.
Noel’s latest book, a novel, entitled ‘Heron’s Flight’ is based upon the Battle of Flodden, 1513.
Please visit Noel’s Website to find out more, or pick up your copy at The Old School House next time you are in.