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.

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.

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Where Is Tosson Tower?

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55.298768, -1.955371

What three words

index.winds.writing

Where To Park For Tosson Tower?

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55.299038, 55.299038

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chicken.scrub.influence

There is a small dedicated parking area for the tower.

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, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Tosson Tower was listed in Tower // Northumberland // Rothbury