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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01434 | code search
Postcode: NE48 | code search
Population: 900
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Black Bull
"the pub is now under new management and the tel no now is 014340230318

Date visited: 10/6/2014 ..." More

Black Bull
"Although I did not spend much time during my stay it was a short visit to see long time friend and then owner of the Black Bull Minnie Walton and ..." More

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Wark on Tyne is a small village and civil parish usually called Wark in Northumberland, 12 miles north of Hexham and 5 miles south east of Bellingham. It is not to be confused with Wark on Tweed in the same county, within the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed. It lies on the west bank of the River North Tyne. The name is derived from the Viking word for ‘earthworks’, and refers to the mound at the south of the village, where a meeting hall once stood. In the Middle Ages Wark was the head of the Lordship of Tynedale, and where Scottish Kings held court as it was part of Scotland. Pubs in the village include The Black Bull and The Grey Bull Inns on Front Street, as well as The Battlesteads Hotel. The hotel name 'battlesteads' is taken from the stables that once stood next to the meeting hall which was used as the main meeting place for the Scottish Clan Chieftains. The church of St Michael, which was built in the Gothic style and includes an embattled tower in the west end, was erected between 1814 and 1818. Some of the popular local attractions include Kielder Water, Kielder Forest and the numerous sites along the Roman Wall.

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Battlesteads Country Inn & Restaurant (0.24 miles)

Battlesteads Country Inn & Restaurant

Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, this four-star Inn and Restaurant features a cosy bar with open fire, sunny conservatory and walled beer-garden, excellent bar meals and a la carte menus (including vegetarian) using ... More | visit website

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Stables Cottage (3.11 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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Carraw Bed & Breakfast (3.55 miles)

Carraw Bed & Breakfast

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As featured in The Guardian, this bed and breakfast is one of the finest luxury Northumberland guest houses, situated on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall. Located on a family-run working farm, Carraw ... More | visit website

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Barrasford Arms (4.22 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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Riverdale Hall Hotel (4.23 miles)

Riverdale Hall Hotel

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Riverdale Hall is Northumberland's premier country house hotel, providing extensive sporting and leisure facilities. With an award winning restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, cricket field and salmon river in its own ... More

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Crown Inn (5.08 miles)

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The Crown Inn is a traditional country pub, located in the heart of Humshaugh, in Hadrian's Wall Country. Enjoy a pint of real cask ale or a cold refreshing larger whilst ... More | visit website
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Old Repeater Station (5.36 miles)

Old Repeater Station
The Old Repeater Station offers 4 star rated guest accommodation in the heart of a National Park within Northumberland. Located just 200 yards from Hadrian‚s Wall, it provides an excellent base to explore the beautiful scenery and historic ... More | visit website
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The Gun Inn (5.43 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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George Hotel (5.48 miles)

George Hotel

The George Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location in rural Northumberland, and is only five miles from the historic market town of Hexham. The North Tyne River is readily accessible for game fishing, ... More | visit website

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Brandy Bank House (6.05 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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