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One of the most popular walking holiday hotspots in the Northumberland National Park, Rothbury nestles in the heart of the Coquet Valley. The town is a picture-postcard scene of quaint tearooms, traditional inns and quirky craft and specialist shops, all with an emphasis on local produce. Rothbury also features a lively arts scene centred around the Coquetdale Arts Centre.

Enjoy great folk and traditional music in friendly Rothbury inns like the Queens Head. The town hosts a choice of festivals through the year including a walking and traditional music festival. Don't miss one of the National Park's best farmers' markets, held monthly here in Rothbury at Jubilee Hall.

One of the major Northumberland National Park Centres is in Rothbury, where you can book into a choice of guided walks and pick up leaflets, guides and more on surrounding Coquetdale and the nearby Cheviot Hills. Gentle walks are also direct for the town centre along the pretty River Coquet and surrounding Harwood Forest.

Visit the first house to be powered entirely by hydroelectricity - the National Trust's Victorian Cragside House & Gardens just to the east of Rothbury, a fantastic family attraction with outdoor adventure play area with aerial runway and spiral slide! The gardens also feature Europe's largest sandstone rock garden. Stay in the Northumberland National Park's favourite market town for festivals, folk music and activity holidays - book Rothbury accommodation online and direct.

Accommodation in Rothbury

  • Longframlington   (5.1 miles from the centre of Rothbury)
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    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
    Two pretty family friendly cottages near Alnwick ideal for family activity holidays with an on-site indoor pool, archery, shared 90 acres, gym & golf. Bistro, parking & garden/BBQ.
  • Morpeth   (0.2 miles from the centre of Rothbury)
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    Per Week (seasonal) Sleep 2-10
    Welcoming holiday cottages in Northumberland. Offering stunning views of the Coquet Valley. Great for families, sleeping 2-6. Dog friendly accommodation. Short Breaks available.
  • Edlingham   (3.8 miles from the centre of Rothbury)
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    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 2-4 plus cot
    4 star holiday cottages situated between Alnwick and Rothbury in Northumberland. Quality self catering accommodation, wood burning stoves, four poster beds & stunning walks nearby.