This is a land of outstanding natural beauty with a turbulent and very violent history
Northumberland has over 60 conservation areas and more castles than any other county
Horncliffe is less than 4 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed (the most northerly town in England) and 8 miles from Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
It is 2 miles from the A1, which gives access to coastal routes into both Northumberland and the Scottish Borders
Edinburgh and Newcastle are both about 60 miles away on the A1 or 40-45 minutes by train from Berwick - and no parking!
There are footpaths along both banks of the River Tweed, to Berwick on the coast and inland to the village of Norham.
These river banks are home to a diverse selection of wildlife It is possible to see deer, seals, otters and red squirrels as well as a variety of wild birds
Less than a mile from the village is the Union Chain Bridge Opened in 1820, this wobbly suspension bridge links England and Scotland
On the English side of the bridge is the Chain bridge Honey farm Free to enter, the Honey farm has anexhibition, visitor centre and shop There is also a cafe in a former London double-decker bus.
From the other side of the bridge it is possible to walk into the grounds of Paxton House. These grounds and gardens extend over 80 acres The 18th century Adam country house hosts a number of exhibitions, including world class paintings loaned by National Galleries of Scotland
Pub grub is available from The Fishers Arms in Horncliffe. For more info, opening times and to book phone 01289 382227
The North Northumberland Tourist Association has produced an excellent guide to the area. View or download at www.nnta.org