Welcome to Rothbury.net Rothbury is the Capital of Coquetdale. Standing on the banks of The River Coquet, in the shadow of the Simonside Hills, Rothbury is the centre of "The Beautiful Coquet Valley"

Rothbury is the centre of activities for the whole of Upper Coquetdale. Although not within the National Park, it houses the Parks local Information Centre. Alas there are no traces of the old heather thatched roofs which used to adorn the buildings in former times, but the present main street remains impressive with its 19th rothbury high streetcentury stone buildings. There is a good range of Shops, Pubs, Hotels, Library & Art Gallery and Cafes not to mention two banks and a superb Computer Shop There are Riverside walks and The Simonside Hills are there for the walking. Why not book a round of Golf on the superb 18 hole course then relax and have lunch in the new clubhouse.

The Jubilee Hall is at the centre of the village and is currently subject of a refurbishment program. If you come to The Rothbury Music Festival during July, you must go to the dance on the Sunday morning. Everybody who can play is on stage at it's frantic last fling.

Above the National Park Centre is the newly opened Rothbury & Coquetdale Heritage Centre. Visitors are able to view text displays, copies of old documents and pictures in graphic, slide and video formats. Efforts have been made in all historic descriptions to relate the sites portrayed, to those which exist today.The Centre is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is an admission charge of £1.00....Congratulations to everyone involved in the project from the web armada

There is a wide variety of accommodation available, including hotels, B&B, self-catering and caravan facilities. There is also a good selec
tion of restaurants with high class food at reasonable prices. For those wishing to explore this part of the country, Rothbury is an ideal base for the purpose, whether by car, on foot, or even on horseback.

Only two miles from the village is Cragside, the home built by the great industrialist Lord William Armstrong, who acquired the site in 1860. The house and much of the original estate are now administered by the National Trust. Here it's possible to view the old Victorian house, the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power, tramp the forty miles or so of footpaths and drive round the six mile long road. The feature for which Cragside grounds are particularly renowned is the summer display of rhododendrons and azaleas

Rothbury is a place not just to visit, but to come back to.

stepping stones over the coquet

There's always something on in Rothbury and during the summer it hosts some village wide events like The Rothbury Music Festival (usually 2nd w/e in July) which is a world renown weekend celebration of Northumbrian music. There are competitions for Pipes, Fiddle, Drum classes and Dialect Poetry Reading. There are displays all around the village from Clog Dancers to Mime Artists, from dick charleton and the pipe bandPipe Bands to Folk Groups. All the pubs and hotels host music sessions with musicians joining in and moving around from pub to pub. It's a brilliant weekend

For the mechanical minded and anyone who loves old and vintage vehicles the C.A.M.P.S. (Coquetdale Agricultural Machinery Preservation Society) holds an annual rally on the Haugh this year on Sat 19th & Sunday 20th June 200. Here you'll see a superb collection of beautifully restored tractors, Military vehicles and a wonderful display of Steam Engines....It's a great day out..

As if this wasn't enough the annual Street Fair, organised by The Round Table fills the High Street withannual street fair Stalls It's a carnival type atmosphere with traders from all around the area selling just what you want !

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