Home motorbike guidebook northumberland NORTHUMBERLAND COAST – CASTLES, BATTLES & GHOSTS – EPISODE FOUR


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The Prelude to War The Treaty of Perpetual Peace (1502) The reign of Henry VII was characterised by peaceful relations with both Scotland and Europe.

The ‘Treaty of Perpetual Peace’ between the English and Scottish crowns in 1502 was the first attempt to end the conflict between the two nations for over 170 years, ushering in a new period of peace that would bring calm and safety to the English and Scottish border regions.

The treaty was sealed by the marriage of Henry’s 14 year old daughter, Margaret Tudor, to the 30 year old King James IV of Scotland. cont……

Ford & Etal is a place to discover. Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, this large rural Northumberland estate offers a host of places to visit and things to do plus a great range of accommodation.

Centered on the two villages of Ford & Etal which lie in the valley of the River Till, between the Scottish Border and the Cheviot Hills and just a few miles inland from Holy Island and Bamburgh, a visit here is a journey with no set trail or prescribed route.

Whether exploring the corn mill, walking the Flodden battlefield, viewing the stunning pre-Raphaelite paintings in Ford, riding on the steam railway, enjoying home baking in one of the tearooms, or exploring the more hidden corners of this estate Ford & Etal offer you a warm Northumbrian welcome and a great day out!

So let us explore a little of what this amazing area has to offer;

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