Rothbury Certificated Locations

Rothbury is a fascinating and scenic destination, with much violent and bloody history having played out on its wild hills.

Nestled in the heart of the Coquet Valley, the town sits in between the Simonside Hills, the ancient Lordenshaws, and Lord Armstrong’s Cragside.

The Coquet flows through Rothbury, passing under its 600-year-old bridge and the Thrum Mill, past the ancient priory at Brinkburn and towards Warkworth Castle. It reaches the sea at Amble, close to Coquet Island, where visitors will find a bird sanctuary and lighthouse.

Once upon a time, the dramatic hills and valleys surrounding Rothbury were roamed and plundered by the Border Reivers - clansmen from both sides of the border. These days, the area is beautifully tranquil, however.

Visitors to Rothbury can opt for a walk on the heritage trail to learn more about the town’s fascinating history.