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Scorton Priory gateway, Scorton Village, Nr. Garstang, Lancashire.

Scorton in the county of Lancashire

The Church of St Mary the Virgin at South Baddesley, Hampshire.

South Baddesley in the county of Hampshire

Pictures of Thropton

About 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.

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Breamish Water At Ingram, Northumberland

Ingram (12 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction N of Thropton)

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick (102 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Northumberland

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction NE of Thropton)

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...

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Bolam (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(12.8 miles, 20.5 km, direction S of Thropton)

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Warkworth (142 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Northumberland

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction E of Thropton)

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Alnmouth (11 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(14.3 miles, 23.0 km, direction E of Thropton)

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Lordenshaw, near Rothbury, Northumberland, England

Lordenshaw (2 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.4 km, direction SE)

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The lake in Cragside Estate, nr Rotherbury, Northumberland.

Cragside (156 Pictures)

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction E)

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Breamish valley, Northumberland.

The Breamish Valley (3 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction N)

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Hulne Park, Alnwick, Northumberland. December 05

Hulne Park (1 Pictures)

(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.....

A Walk in the Cheviots, Northumberland

Northumberland National Park (63 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction W)

The Northumberland National Park is surely Northumberland's special blessing. It is an area of wild, desolate moorland and dark,.....

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle (59 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction NE)

The vast castle of the Dukes of Northumberland remains very much a family home, a living place that is second only to Windsor.....

The Tree House, Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland. September 2006. Canon Powershot 400

The Alnwick Garden (13 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction NE)

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