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
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 ...
The Smithy Crookham 1
Self Catering
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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 ...
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. ...
Beautiful Day at St Michael's
Church
Ford
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 ...
Ready Teddy Go!
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Visit Heatherslaw Railway and join in "Teddies on the Train" day, when Teddies of all shapes and sizes will be working and playing at the Railway.  ...
Heatherslaw Cornmill
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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. ...
Etal Village Hall
Food Event
Etal
over 15 local foodies and crafters selling their wares; free parking; free admission. ...
Live Music - Declan O'Rourke
Music & Dance
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Word is getting out, slowly but very surely, about Declan O’Rourke’s songwriting skills. Don’t be the last to find out. ...
exterior
Eviivo
Bed & Breakfast
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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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Music & Dance
Cornhill-on-Tweed
The Andante Chamber Choir, a 32-voice a-capella choir, sing a selection of songs, both sacred and secular, on the theme of LOVE - love of God, romantic love, love of country, love of friendship an ...
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 ...
Vintage Motorcycles -
Outdoor Event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
In 2017 the annual Vintage Motorcycle event, "The Bamburgh Run" will be hosted from Etal, at the Village Hall. Come along to meet the riders, see their bikes and wave them off! ...
Live Music - Bob Fox
Music & Dance
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Bob is welcomed back to Etal Village Hall for a solo concert which will hopefully feature many of the songs from Bob’s stint as Songman in the stage show of Warhorse. ...
bubble trains
Family event
Join Heatherslaw Light Railway for a day of Bank Holiday Bubble Trains - free bubbles to all children travelling on the train (until stocks run out!) See if you can make a massive cloud of bubbles as ...
Jams
Outdoor Event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Traditional farmers market held every 3rd Sunday in the month at the spectacular Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. ...
Flodden Battlefield Memorial
Historic sites
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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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The Old School House
Bed & Breakfast
Cornhill-on-Tweed
In tranquil setting, we are situated perfectly for exploring Northumberland/Scottish Borders. Offering genuine Northumbrian hospitality, comfort and laudable home cooking. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 39 reviews
Stunning Views
Family Attraction
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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 ...
LEAF Open Farm Sunday
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Meet Farmer Anthony Carroll and discover the world of conventional and organic potato farming ...
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Group Attraction
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Indigo & Shibori (half day)
Arts and Crafts
Discover clamping, stitching and folding techniques to create your own designs and patterns on fabric. ...
Exterior of St Mary's at Etal
Church
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 ...
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, ...
Two Horses in Harness
Shows & Displays
Cornhill-on-Tweed
This popular event will take place on Etal Showground.  Showcasing showing, driving, riding and traditional skills this is a great family day out. Refreshments available. ...
Airship Northstar
Shows & Displays
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Impossible Gears is running Airship Northstar2 this July. The most Northerly steampunk festival in Britain, the weekend is a celebration of all things steampunk! ...
Halloween Week
Family event
Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Ford & Etal celebrating hallowe'en - terrorific treats for kids in costume too! ...
Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...
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. ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
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.   ...
Peg loom weaving with plant dyed wool
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Cornhill-on-Tweed
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
Etal
A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare. ...
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