Heritage Properties in the North East

The remains of a fort on Hadrian's Wall near H...Castles, Houses and Great Scenery

Among the attractions in the region, there are several fabulous properties owned or managed by both the National Trust and English Heritage in easy reach of Rookhope. They can make an ideal excursion to cover a cooler or wetter day during your stay.

Here’s a selection all within an easy drive:

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge – The gorge of the River Allen with ornamental and ancient woodland – This extensive area of gorge and river scenery, including the 41-hectare (101-acre) Stawardpeel Site of Special Scientific Interest, has miles of waymarked walks through ornamental and ancient woods
5.8 miles from Rookhope – View opening times
  • Killhope Lead Mining Museum fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, with interactive displays and a chance to go underground into the mine workings.
Killhope Wheel
11.6 miles from Rookhope – View opening times
  • Derwentcote Steel Furnace –  Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain, which in its time produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.
    Derwentcote
    14.6 miles from RookhopeView opening times
  • Aydon Castle, Corbridge original 13th Century Manor House
    Aydon Castle – run by English Heritage. Almost completely intact, it is one of the finest and most unaltered examples of a 13th century English manor house. Set in a beautiful and secluded Northumberland woodland, it was originally built as an undefended residence, but almost immediately fortified on the outbreak of Anglo-Scottish warfare.
15.1 miles from Rookhope – View opening times 
Raby Castle
27.5 miles from Rookhope – View opening times
  • Vindolanda – exploring Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years agoVindolanda from above
29 miles from Rookhope – View opening times
Holy Jesus Hospital
33.5 miles from Rookhope – View opening times

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