Click for 5 day Holystone Weather
Tue
19 Feb
Max 9°C
Min 4°C
WSW.gif
15-16 mph
Partly cloudy skies
Provided by Weather2

Information

County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01670 | code search
Postcode: NE65 | code search
Population: 150
Holystone Jobs
Visitor reports

Add your shop free
Folk Customs:
Allendale Tar Barrel Carrying
Northumberland Clog Dancing
Shrovetide Football at Alnwick

Best rates for a Local Hotel

| Events in Holystone | 10 Places to Stay

Holystone is a tiny, stone-built village in Northumberland in north-east England. It lies on the edge of and just within, the area designated as the Northumberland National Park, on the north bank of the river Coquet. The main attraction is the Holy Well, or Lady’s Well, which was traditionally the site of early Christian baptisms and the source of Holystone’s water supply. The name is thought to refer to ‘Helistan’, recorded in 1242 and thought to refer to the presence of a natural stone or feature, which acquired a religious significance similar to the multicoloured or speckled stone of Falstone. This could explain the decision to build a priory during the mid twelfth century, which was occupied Augustinian Canonesses. Despite the uncertainty of the historical traditions associated with the well, this is a site of considerable antiquity and of come interest is its location right beside the line of Roman road linking Dere Street and the Devil's Causeway. An intriguing and enigmatic settlement, built out of the ruins of the medieval nunnery, it is easy to see that institution as the principal influence on its early development although other elements, notably the proximity of a Roman route and a copious spring, have also had an significant influence on the settlement's early development.

Budget

Premier Inn Newcastle Holystone *book online*

Places to Stay near Holystone

map website

Clennell Hall Hotel (3.97 miles)

Clennell Hall Hotel
Clennell Hall Hotel is a Visit Britain 2 star rated hotel, located in the peace and tranquility of the Coquet Valley. The Hotel is a paradise for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits and is an ... More | visit website
map

Cairn Rigg Cottage (5.68 miles)

Cairn Rigg is an attractive, detached stone-built cottage that is situated in a quiet country lane on the edge of Rothbury in the beautiful county of Northumberland. The cottage is a 10 minute walk from ... More
map book

Orchard House (5.97 miles)

Orchard House

Click for special and substantially discounted rates from Laterooms

A Georgian House of charm, character and style.
The Orchard House is a townhouse in the idyllic location of the picturesque village of Rothbury on the ... More

map website

Newcastle Hotel (6.17 miles)

Newcastle Hotel
Visit the Newcastle House Hotel in Rothbury, Northumberland. Treat yourself to a great bar meal in our restaurant, stay in our comfortable B&B accommodation for a short break or long weekend; discover Rothbury, the Coquet ... More | visit website
map website

Queens Head Hotel (6.22 miles)

Queens Head Hotel

The Queens Head in Rothbury is a family run Inn with seven comfortable en-suite rooms, great food, a friendly relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. Open every day 12-3pm for lunch and 6-30 – 9pm for ... More | visit website

map website

Springfield Guest House (6.25 miles)

Springfield Guest House
Springfield guest house is a three storey Victorian townhouse built in 1869. The house has six large ensuite bedrooms and all rooms are very large as you would expect from a house of ... More | visit website
map book

The Coquetvale Hotel (6.40 miles)

The Coquetvale Hotel

More Information

19th Century Country Town hotel perfectly located on the edge of The Northumberland National Park in the beautiful tranquil village of Rothbury - ideally situated as a walking, cycling or ... More

map website

Otterburn Hall Hotel (6.53 miles)

Otterburn Hall Hotel

Situated in the heart of Northumberland, in an area of natural beauty with the village of Otterburn, a short stroll away. This luxury 4 star Country House hotel is the only hotel in the Northumbria ... More | visit website

map website

Otterburn Tower (6.78 miles)

Otterburn Tower

The Otterburn Tower is truly distinctive. A fortified Northumbrian country house, built by a cousin of William the Conqueror in 1076, it attractively combines almost a thousand years of history with all the facilities required ... More | visit website

map book

Percy Arms Hotel (6.89 miles)

Percy Arms Hotel

More Information

In the midst of a wild and romantic landscape, the Percy Arms Hotel stands on the edge of the Northumberland Moors and offers luxury and comfort in a genuine 'get ... More

Brit Quote:
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. - T S Eliot
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Bramham Moor - 1408, Treaty of Westminster signed - 1674, First Man Utd Match at Old Trafford - 1910, 1st episode of Eastenders - 1985, Cocker's Contempt for Jackson at Brits - 1996
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages