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.
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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 from Simon
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