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Things to do in Otterburn

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“bar and restaurant, wedding venue so can get busy, wise to book in advance. pet friendly”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Basic food at reasonable prices and outdoor clothing shop with a few extras.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
“The Percy Arms is a very nice establishment. Food and beverages are good. Worth a visit for food or drink.”
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Otterburn Hall Site; The grounds are huge and really nice for a stroll. The track to the rear of the lodge (with our lodge on your right) takes you through the woods at the rear where you’ll arrive at a lake; a great spot for a picnic or a morning cuppa. Continuing round to the other side of the lake, a track down to the left will take you to the river itself, with newly restored paths. To the front of the lodge park are more woods and the old (soon to be restored) Otterburn Hall with a large second lake and walking tracks throughout. There’s also the Coachouse restaurant and bar on site for food. Otterburn Ranges; Behind the grounds (directly to the rear of the lodge over the farmland) are the Otterburn ranges, used by the MOD with a large army base (with occasional live firing!). The ranges are also used by bikers and walkers and are very peaceful; just check the maps and local info about where you can and can’t go. There are many varied points of interest such as Whiskey Stills and Bastle Houses. The Roman Fortlet at Chew Green and associated marching camps along Dere Street provide visitors with great opportunities to experience the struggles that were once so common in this part of Northumberland. Upland hay meadows at Barrowburn run alongside the River Coquet. They are at their best in July. If the red flags are flying then don’t go in! The nearest entrance is just straight out the lodge park’s main entrance, turning left and then following the road for about 100 metres until you come to a left turning onto the ranges with a flagpole. Again, check there’s no red flag first and read the guidance on the maps etc. on where you can go. For further information relating to public access and live firing times contact Otterburn Range Control on 01830 520569. Otterburn Village; The village of Otterburn is about a 15 minute walk down the main road down the hill, although if it’s dry there is a nicer walk along the river; from the main entrance to the site just cross over the road, go through the sty and follow the sign that points straight ahead to walk across the fields and down to the river. Mind the cows! Just before you hit the village there’s a lovely picnic site by a lake. In the village itself, there’s a nice church, a picnic ground, the Border Riever general store and café, the Otterburn Mill (& café), the William de Percy Restaurant / Bar (and Wedding venue) and the impressive Otterburn Castle. ”
  • 1 local recommends