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"
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
century 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.
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.