The Ford and Etal Estates are one of Northumberland's hidden gems, home to two picturesque villages that support a vibrant tourist economy. Ford and Etal is perfect for outdoor types who love horse-riding, canoeing, fishing, walking and cycling.

Ford Etal village

Thatched house in Etal village

The estates, centred around the villages of Ford and Etal, boast a number of attractions including a castle, a world famous battlefield and even a steam light railway. You can also spend an hour or two admiring the stunning murals at Lady Waterford Hall or visit the restored 19th century Heatherslaw Cornmill to buy mouth-watering cakes. Stay close to the action in a Ford and Etal bed and breakfast.

For walkers there are many footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes criss-crossing the estate. Natural history enthusiasts will find nearby Ford Moss Nature Reserve a fascinating visit. Why not stay for a week and make the most of your stay in a Ford and Etal Self Catering property?

The estate, 12 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, also has magnificent views across North Northumberland.

Ford and Etal is in the heart of border country and nearby lies Flodden Battlefield, site of a particularly bloody conflict between the English and Scottish armies in 1513.

Heatherslaw Steam Railway

Take in the estate via the Heatherslaw Steam Railway

There is also Etal Castle, built in the mid-14th century by Robert Manners as a defence against Scottish raiders.

For a different way of getting around, try the Heatherslaw Steam Railway, a 15 inch gauge steam railway running from Heatherslaw to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes.

Ford and Etal is a great place for a romantic rural weekend or fun day out with your family. There is a full range of bed and breakfasts and guest houses as well as self-catering cottages. There is also the Black Bull - Northumberland's only thatched pub - tearooms and shops.

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  • Town: Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Ford
Family event
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
Exterior of St Mary's at Etal
Set in the grounds of Etal Manor, this church (designed by William Butterfield) was built 1856-58 by Lady Augusta FitzClarence as a burial place for her husband Lord Frederick (one of the illegitimate ...
Live Music - Declan O'Rourke
Music & Dance
Word is getting out, slowly but very surely, about Declan O’Rourke’s songwriting skills. Don’t be the last to find out. ...
Weaving on a Peg Loom
Arts and Crafts
Learn easy weaving with a peg loom and make a beautiful mat, wall hanging or maybe a small cushion cover with colourful plant dyed wool. Lots of colours and textures to explore. Also if time allows, ...
Etal Show Flowers
Shows & Displays
Now in it's 81st year this annual event combines the traditions of a village show with modern classes and entertainment. ...
Weaving on a Brinkley loom
Arts and Crafts
Discover how to weave on a Brinkley loom and make a hanging or maybe a small bag with fabulous plant dyed wool fleece. ...
Pop Up Market
Food Event
Pop-up indoor market in Etal Village Hall, every Wednesday & Thursday 11am-3pm during July and August.  Lots of local produce.   ...
Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...
Halloween Week
Family event
Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Ford & Etal celebrating hallowe'en - terrorific treats for kids in costume too! ...
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Group Attraction
Within half an hour's drive of the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills, the historic border towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and magnificent Bamburgh Ca ...
Stunning Views
Family Attraction
Enjoy a fabulous day out on this country estate with its picturesque villages and range of attractions: Heatherslaw Steam Railway; Heatherslaw Cornmill; Lady Waterford Hall; Etal Castle; Flodden Battl ...
Natural Dyes
Arts and Crafts
Discover the gorgeous colours from easy to grow plants & find out how to use them on different natural fibres and fabrics. ...
Santa and Merlin the Giant  'reindeer'
Fairs and Fetes
Traditional festive market with over 50 food and craft stalls, inside Lady Waterford Hall in Ford Village and outside in a marquee. Music, Santa and his Clydesdale horse, range of delicious refreshmen ...
Beautiful Day at St Michael's
A church in a magnificent setting with a fine view of the Cheviot and Flodden hill from the porch. The building dates from the 13th century and has always been closely associated with Ford Castle and ...
The Smithy Crookham 1
Self Catering
Nestled into rolling farmland, this cosy one bedroom cottage exudes character and charm with lovely open views to the Cheviot Hills. Ideally placed for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors ...
Eco printing, natural dyes & Shibori
Arts and Crafts
Eco printing is perhaps best described as natural printing, the colours and outlines obtained are from the plants themselves ...
The Old School House
Bed & Breakfast
In tranquil setting, we are situated perfectly for exploring Northumberland/Scottish Borders. Offering genuine Northumbrian hospitality, comfort and laudable home cooking. ...
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Outdoor Event
Traditional farmers market held every 3rd Sunday in the month at the spectacular Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. ...
Indigo & Shibori (half day)
Arts and Crafts
Discover clamping, stitching and folding techniques to create your own designs and patterns on fabric. ...
Heatherslaw Cornmill
Family event
Fabulous summer holiday hands-on activity sessions at Heatherslaw Cornmill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August! Grind some flour, make your own bread to take home. ...
Eco printing & Shibori (2 days)
Arts and Crafts
Eco printing is perhaps best described as natural printing, the colours and outlines obtained are from the plants themselves ...
Bed & Breakfast
NOW OPEN ALL YEAR Seventeenth century dower house, unsurpassed hospitality and exceptional comfort in relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for the Northumberland coastline and Scottish Borders. ...
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Etal Village Hall
Food Event
over 15 local foodies and crafters selling their wares; free parking; free admission. ...
Flodden Battlefield Memorial
Historic sites
Walk the footsteps of the soldiers who fought on the Flodden Battle field over 500 years ago. It is hard to conceive today of the carnage that took place there on the 9th September 1513, when surveyin ...
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Peg loom weaving with plant dyed wool
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Workshops and courses offered - discover natural dyes, eco printing, indigo & Shibori and weaving.  Be inspired by rock, sea and sky!     ...
Etal Castle - Etal Village
Historic sites
A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare. ...
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