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Shaped by its, hostile and feudal, border reiver past

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Steeped in History

The location surrounding Glebe Holidays Northumberland holds a captivating and feudal past that adds to the allure of your stay. Situated in the heart of Northumberland, our accommodations offer a unique window into the rich tapestry of the region's heritage.

Dating back centuries, the area is steeped in medieval history, boasting remnants of an old medieval village. Explore the enchanting ruins of the 14th-century castle, where echoes of battles and ancient tales still linger. Marvel at the weathered stone walls that have witnessed the passing of time, offering glimpses into a bygone era.

history of surrounding area

St. John the Baptist Church

Discover the timeless charm of the 11th-century church. Its architectural beauty and serene atmosphere provide a glimpse into the spiritual and cultural significance that has shaped the local community over the centuries to the present day when more recently it provided the venue for your hosts wedding!

Adding to the intrigue, the surrounding village and valley served as the backdrop for the official film poster of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.' The magical landscapes and enchanting vistas captured in the film are a testament to the captivating beauty of the area.

the scenery near the glebe holidays northumberland

Village and Surrounding Countryside

As you wander through the village and surrounding countryside, you'll feel the weight of history beneath your feet. Allow yourself to be transported back in time, imagining the lives of those who once inhabited this ancient village and the stories they left behind. This history extends beyond the local area throughout Northumberland itself with evidence of its tumultuous past all around, with no fewer than seventy castles dotted across the county along with stately homes and ancient ruins.

At Glebe Holidays Northumberland, we invite you to not only experience the beauty and luxury of our accommodations but also to immerse yourself in the captivating history that surrounds us. Discover the tales of old, walk in the footsteps of ancient inhabitants and create your own memories within the rich historical tapestry of our remarkable location.

The Glebe Retreat as featured in The Times magazine

Named one of the Times "25 Best Cabin Stays in the UK"

"There's something of the vintage aircraft hangar about the shape of this curvaceous new wooden hideaway, the only one on a site in the village of Edlingham, just outside Alnwick with its famous medieval castle, and ten miles from the Northumberland coast."

- Gemma Bowes and Holly Tuppen

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