Immerse yourself in 800 years of Border history

Bellingham, Northumberland

Stay at Hesleyside Hall, ancestral home of the Charlton family since 1346, and experience 800 years of Northumbrian history in luxurious surroundings.

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Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th to the beginning of the 17th century and their ‘reiving’ ways left marks that can still be seen today.

Bastle houses dot the countryside, where farmers slept above their livestock to protect them. Visit Hexham Old Gaol, the oldest purpose-built prison in England where you can trace the Reiver family names and perhaps uncover your own border connection at this historic site.

You can rest easy at Hesleyside Hall, safe in the knowledge that the Reivers are long gone. The Charlton family still own the historic house, which also boasts grounds designed by Capability Brown and a premier salmon river, all in the setting of the Northumberland National Park.

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