Tosson Tower

Tower Rothbury Northumberland

Tosson Tower

Tower In Rothbury, Northumberland

A 600 year old ruined Pele Tower used as a stronghold against invading scots.

  Add To Bucket List   I Have Visited This Place

Get 3 points if you have visited this place. Already visted by 6 VIPs.

Login to the VIP area to add places to your bucket list, mark them as visited and more importantly see where you rank on the league table.

Built around the 14th or 15th century, Tosson Tower was primarily used as protection from Border Rievers - Bands of raiders who attacked the borderlands.

Constructed using small boulders welded together with hot lime, the tower's walls were an incredible two metres thick!

Not only was it a safe stronghold it was also a prestigious home for a powerful Northumbrian family called the Ogles, providing spectacular views over the Coquet Valley.

Don't forget to visit the nearby Tosson Lime Kiln which is just around the corner.

Where Is Tosson Tower

Where Is It?

What three words
index.winds.writing

Lat / Long
55.298768, -1.955371
Show Place On Google Maps


Where To Park?

What three words
chicken.scrub.influence

Lat / Long
55.299038, -1.954565

Show Parking On Google Maps

There is a small dedicated parking area for the tower.

Simon Hawkins

Place contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

More Places In Rothbury

Find more fabulous places in Rothbury, Northumberland and if you know of a place we haven't listed, then let us know.
Sharp's Folly
Tower Rothbury Northumberland

Sharp's Folly is an 18th century tower in Rothbury, and is the oldest folly in Northumberland.

Armstrong Cross
Religious Place Rothbury Northumberland

The Market Cross was erected to the memory of Lord And Lady Armstrong.

Fontburn Reservoir
Water Rothbury Northumberland

A drinking water reservoir with beautiful surrounding scenery.

More Towers

So this tower wasn't enough and you want more? Don't worry we have you covered.
Bondgate Tower
Tower Alnwick Northumberland

A 15th century gatehouse that was part of the Alnwick old town walls.

Starlight Castle
Tower Seaton Valley Northumberland

A tiny ruined castle just inland from Seaton Sluice.

Greenknowe Tower
Tower Kelso Borders

A fine example of a 16th-century tower house, located just west of the village of Gordon, in the Scottish Borders

Fabulous North On Facebook
Find Us On Facebook

We post all our new places daily on our Facebook Groups page, so join the group today and be notified when we add a new place.

Share this Place!