English Heritage Properties near Rothbury Northumberland
Brinkburn Priory was founded by William Bertram, Baron of Mitford during the reign of Henry I. It was founded as an Augustinian priory. Approximately
1180 Brinkburn became a private home and a monastic church was built. In 1919 the home survived being raided and robbed. In 1535 the home was
reported to be of little value though services continued to be held there and the property was kept in fair condition. In the 1600 the property fell into
decay and the roof eventually collapsed. The property was deserted and then purchased by the Fenwick family in the late 1600s. A manor house was
built upon the ruins of the original priory buildings adjacent to the ruins of the church. In the 19th century the properties current owners the Cadogan
family began full restoration of the church. The roof was completed within a year and by 1864 the structure sported new stained glass windows. This
property stands majestically restored, services are held within the peaceful, tranquil walls and visitors are welcome.
Besay Hall Castle and Gardens in Northumberland is a fine example of a medieval castle. This castle stands on thirty acres of beautifully landscaped
property. Belsay Hall is constructed as a classical â€˜Greek Revival' villa and has an awe inspiring two story â€˜Pillar Hall' at its center.
Should you decide to visit this historic medieval castle, don't miss viewing the crystal horse â€˜lucky spot' who was inspired and designed by and for
this magical place. Lucky Spot is made of thousands of crystals spinning and twirling in the light breeze, casting rainbows of light across the ageless
stone walls of the castle.
The medieval ruins of Harbottle Castle stands on a mound at the west end of Harbottle villiage. This majestic keep was thought to have been used by
the ancient Britons and is also thought to have been a stronghold held by Mildred, son of Ackman in Saxon times. The structure that currently stands
on the lands was constructed approximately 1160 by the Umfrav