Pictures of Thropton
This pretty village straggles the banks of the sparkling River Coquet. It is a lively invigorating place, lying amidst the stunning countryside of Simonside, a 1,409 foot high peak which gives its name to a whole range of sandstone hills, seen from every corner of this sweeping county.
Thropton is situated a short distance from Rothbury and visitors to the area find the heather-clad hills of Thropton a sharp contrast to the gentle meadows of the lower reaches of Coquetdale, especially in high summer when the hills are a blaze of purple and the lower fields a carpet of glowing golden corn. It is the perfect setting for the annual village show, a lively event, drawing folk from all over who come to witness the fell race, sample the delights of the beer tent, admire the floral displays and enjoy the many demonstrations. Village shows are the very epitome of English country life, not many are held in such stunning countryside.
The village has a pleasant village pub, serving real ale, tasty snacks and on a cold winters night there is a real fire. Physic Lane is the setting for a legend which tells of a hospital belonging to the Knights Hospitallers of St.John of Jerusalem, being at the bottom of the lane during the 13th and 14th-centuries. Fact or fiction, who knows?
There are plenty of nearby places to visit, these include Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Cragside House, Brinkburn Priory and the Northumberland National Park.
Planning a visit to Thropton?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Thropton hotels & accommodation through this site.
Add town to favourites
History of Thropton
Recommended towns & villages near Thropton
All towns in NorthumberlandComplete A to Z of towns in England
|(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction NE)|
Set magnificently in the heart of the beautiful northern countryside is the great castle that has dominated the life and times of Alnwick for centuries...
Information | Pictures (99) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(12.8 miles, 20.5 km, direction S)|
This is an historic village, it took its name from a Baron de Bolam in the 13th century...
Information | Pictures (3) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction E)|
Sparkling in high summer and tinged with frosty thin ice in winter, the River Coquet makes its final loop before entering the sea at Amble...
Information | Pictures (136) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction E)|
Alnmouth lies on a coastline famed for its outstanding natural beauty, thus one of its greatest pleasures is found in wandering the coastal paths enjoying uninterrupted sea and coastal views...
Information | Pictures (5) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(16.3 miles, 26.3 km, direction N)|
Here in these high upland regions you feel immediately relaxed, at ease and although Wooler bustles with life, it has a timeless quality where you feel a world away from civilisation...
Information | Pictures (10) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
Recommended attractions near Thropton
All attractions in ThroptonAll attractions in NorthumberlandComplete A to Z of attractions in England
|(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction SE)|
Ancient cup-and-ring marked outcrop and Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park..
Information | Pictures (2) | Hotels
|(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction E)|
It would be hard to find a more pleasant and peaceful place than Rothbury. This enchanting little market town sits splendidly.....
Information | Pictures (154) | Hotels
|(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction N)|
See also: The Cheviot Hills
Information | Pictures (3) | Hotels
|(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)|
A magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections, set in an extensive garden and parkland. - www.nationaltrust.org.uk..
Information | Pictures (91) | Hotels
|(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction NE)|
This magnificent park covers thousands of acres of glorious countryside. It is mostly enclosed by old stone walls, lying just a.....
Information | Pictures (1) | Hotels
Hotels & Accommodation in Thropton
Thropton Hotels Thropton Cottages Thropton Bed & Breakfast
All Accommodation in Thropton..
Rothbury, Northumberland, England (1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction E)
Springfield is a boutique guesthouse in the village of Rothbury, on the edge of Northumberland National Park. It offers spacious rooms with exposed stone walls, free Wi-Fi and cooked breakfasts....
More info and book online.. Price from £25.00
Rothbury, Northumberland, England (1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction E)
This 19th-century country town hotel is perfectly located on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, in the tranquil village of Rothbury, just 11 miles from Alnwick. It boasts an award-winning I...
More info and book online.. Price from £69.00
Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club
Longhorsley, Northumberland, England (8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction SE)
In 450 acres of Northumberland parkland, Linden Hall features a spa, golf course and award-winning restaurant. Offering free parking and free internet, the Georgian property is a 15-minute drive from ...
More info and book online.. Price from £64.00
Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel
Otterburn, Northumberland, England (10.5 miles, 17.0 km, direction SW)
Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel, located in the heart of Wild Redesdale, is truly unique. Nestled in 32 acres of its own estate, the hotel is fronted by terraced lawns and surrounded by woodland....
More info and book online.. Price from £49.00
Eshott, Northumberland, England (11.0 miles, 17.8 km, direction E)
Set in private grounds, the 17th-century Eshott Hall offers luxury bedrooms with period features. Just 20 minutes from Newcastle, there is free parking and free Wi-Fi....
More info and book online.. Price from £80.00
Nearby travel help
|Acklington Station||(12.0 miles, 19.3 km, direction E)|
|Alnmouth Station||(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction NE)|
|Newcastle International Airport||(21.8 miles, 35.0 km, direction SE)|
|New Bridge Street||(27.1 miles, 43.6 km, direction SE)|
|A1(M) Junction 65||(32.2 miles, 51.8 km, direction SE)|
|Teesside International Airport||(59.3 miles, 95.4 km, direction S)|
|Thropton to London||(273.6 miles, 440.3 km, direction S)||