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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01830 | code search
Postcode: NE19 | code search
Population: 210
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Kirkwhelpington is a small village aet in the hilly countryside of mid-Northumberland in north east England, on the river Wansbeck, just off the A696 Newcastle to Scotland road between Ponteland and Otterburn. The surrounding area consists of moorlands, affording excellent pastureland for sheep and cattle, as well as rivers and small loughs or reservoirs stretching southwards. St.Bartholomew’s church was built in the thirteenth century, probably on the site of an earlier church and has been much altered over time. In the heart of the village is the Memorial Hall, built in 1924 as a memorial to the men of the area who gave their lives in the first World War, on land donated by the Duke of Northumberland and with money raised locally.The hall is used for wedding receptions and parties and also houses the post office, an art club and the British Legion. The township of Hawick was given to this parish in 1847, in exchange for the townships of Little Harle and West Harle, which were transferred to Kirk Harle parish. The nearby village of of Kirkhale is famous for being the birthplace of celebrated landscape gardener Capability Brown, commemorated nearby in a small museum and visitor centre. In 2005, on his retirement as Metroplitan Pole Commissioner, John Steven was made a life peer as Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington.

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Ray Demesne (1.83 miles)

Ray Demesne

Sweethope Crofts are a pair of Northumbrian stone cottages right at the edge of Sweethope Lough, justifiably famous for its trout and fly fishing, on Viscount Devonport's magnificent Ray Demesne estate. The estate borders both ... More

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The Gun Inn (5.30 miles)

The Gun Inn
The Gun Inn can cater for up to seven guests and enjoys wonderful countryside views. There are also Excellent restaurant facilities for breakfasts and evening meals. Local attractions include superb walking, cycling and fishing ... More | visit website
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Brandy Bank House (6.16 miles)

Brandy Bank House
Brandy Bank House is an Old Staging Inn built Circa 1800.

Our rooms are spacious and each is individually designed and tastefully decorated.

Whether the purpose of your visit is to explore the ... More | visit website

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Bay Horse Inn (6.52 miles)

Bay Horse Inn
The Bay Horse Inn stands on the A68 route Darlington to Edinburgh, within easy reach of the industrial and commercial centres of the North East. We are 6 miles from Otterburn, 20 miles from Corbridge ... More | visit website
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The Dyke Neuk (7.73 miles)

The Dyke Neuk
The Dyke Neuk Inn, located in the little village of Meldon near Morpeth, is a stone built bed and breakfast offering fantastic views of Northumberland. Owned by the Forster family since July 2007 by the ... More | visit website
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Stables Cottage (7.99 miles)

Stables Cottage
Situated in a quiet corner of Northumberland, this attractive accessible, private self-catering cottage is perfect for a country break. The stables cottage is a new built stone cottage (in the village of Gunnerton, Northumberland) standing ... More | visit website
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Matfen Hall (8.21 miles)

Matfen Hall

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Our country house is magnificent, privately owned, and set in the Northumberland countryside close to Hadrians Wall. We are located only twelve miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, Matfen Hall is an ... More

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Barrasford Arms (8.36 miles)

Barrasford Arms

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Top chef Tony Binks took over the 1870s pub in 2006. Already voted “Destination Restaurant of the Year,” the pub sits at the heart of Barrasford village in the North ... More

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Otterburn Tower (8.58 miles)

Otterburn Tower

The Otterburn Tower is truly distinctive. A fortified Northumbrian country house, built by a cousin of William the Conqueror in 1076, it attractively combines almost a thousand years of history with all the facilities required ... More | visit website

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Percy Arms Hotel (8.59 miles)

Percy Arms Hotel

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In the midst of a wild and romantic landscape, the Percy Arms Hotel stands on the edge of the Northumberland Moors and offers luxury and comfort in a genuine 'get ... More

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