Otterburn is a small village with a big history and is well worth a visit. On the outskirts of the village you'll find the site of the famous Battle of Otterburn in 1388 when the English army suffered a bloody defeat by the Scots led by the Earl of Douglas.

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And Otterburn saw plenty of action during the days of the Border Reivers when rival gangs terrorised the local population. Today things are much quieter and you'll find a small, but vibrant community at the heart of the picturesque Redesdale Valley. Make the most of your stay in an Otterburn Self Catering property.

Dramatic views over the Otterburn Ranges

Dramatic views over the Otterburn Ranges

Otterburn definitely has a sense of its own past, one of its chief attractions is Otterburn Mill which contains a museum outlining the history of weaving and wool milling in the area.

The Otterburn Rug was endorsed by the Royal Family, and our present Queen was once kept warm in her pram by one. Otterburn Mill also includes a cafe, an outdoor clothing store and a Tourist Information Centre.

Otterburn Ranges

Twenty three per cent of Northumberland National Park is owned by the Ministry of Defence and used as a military training area. It is the shared aim of the Northumberland National Park and the MoD to encourage as much access to the area as possible.
A series of trenches were dug in 1912 by the War Office on newly acquired land as seen on Robson Green's More Tales from Northumberland. They were used for training purposes in World War I (1914-1918) and are probably the best preserved in the country. Although they are now partially silted up, some trenches remain over 2m deep in places and the dog-leg and diamond shape can still be traced.

Find out more about firing times and public access, if you have a more specific request please contact the Range Liaison Office on 0191 239 4201 for the most up to date information.

Otterburn itself has a selection of local shops and pubs and there is a great selection of accommodation including Otterburn Hotels, B&Bs and cottages.

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