Description"A glimpse through the trees of this imposing building which stands beside the A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road in Redesdale. Pevsner, who surveyed Northumberland in 1957, describes it as a "picturesque, asymmetrical, castellated mansion now in appearance mostly Victorian, but built smaller and without the west tower in the second half of the 18th century - already in the castellated style." He notes that some of the masonry of the 19th-century tower goes back to the pele tower built in the later 13th century. Sir Walter Scott stayed at the castle in 1812 and it is thought to have provided some inspiration for his poem Rokeby, published in the following year The castle is now a country hotel, restaurant and wedding venue https://www.otterburncastle.com/ and its full history can be read here https://www.otterburncastle.com/Otterburn%20Castle%20History.pdf" Photo by Tiger, 2019.
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2019-11-30