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What else is at Rothbury?

As the Capital of Coquetdale, there are plenty of reasons to come to Rothbury apart from the shoes, and all sorts of things to do when you get here:

Attractive Village, Riverside picnic areas, specialist shops and galleries, Cragside House and Gardens, golfing, nearby Brinkburn Priory, many circular walking routes.

Getting there

Its easy to get here still even despite what you have heard on the news about what happened to one of our roads! There is another route, and its only 4 miles further to go that way, and its a very picturesque journey. See more info on our Rothbury Road Closures & Diversion page, and on Your Northumberland

Shopping, Food and Supermarkets

Thomas Rogerson & Sons shoe shop is very well known almost as a tourist attraction in its own right, but there are many other fine shops and galleries to amble around. Mostly made up of independent retailers including crafts and gifts, independent food shops, supermarkets and clothing, you can call in at Rothbury Family Butchers for award-winning sausages, and there’s even an old fashioned toy shop, JR Soulsby and Sons.

Other shops in the Village include:

Millers of Stanley women's clothing, Boots, Teasel's women's clothing, Stuart Wiggins Radio and Television Engineers, Pharmacy, RSPCA charity shop, JR Soulsby and Sons toy shop, Keen Wood furniture, a newsagents, Colliedog Computers, Red Grouse Gallery toys gifts and taxidermy, Coccuveda crafts and gifts, Post Office, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridgedale Antiques and TW Alderson and Sons hardware store.

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Attractions & Things to do

Whether its serious waking in the Simonside Hills or one of the numerous circular walks that begin and end in Rothbury, lovers of the great outdoors will find what they want here, including great walking shoes at Thomas Rogerson’s of course! Fishing and golf are close at hand here too.

Just 2 miles away is the National Trust property of Cragside House and Gardens, was the innovative home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape mastermind. As the first house to be lit by hydroelectricity, It was a marvel of its age and it really is a fabulous day out for all the family, it is very impressive both inside and in the gardens.

If you fancy somewhere else, or perhaps if you’re English Heritage members why not visit Brinkburn Priory, a beautiful 12th century Church, the Augustinian Priory of Brinkburn lies approximately four and a half miles East of Rothbury on the B6344. It was founded in 1130 and 1135 by William Bertram and the setting is very picturesque.

There’s a choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes if you’re here for the day, plus if you’re planning a break there’s a variety of accommodation including hotels, B&Bs, self catering cottages, caravans and camping.