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Postcode: NE65 | code search
Population: 150
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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.


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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

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
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Orchard House (5.97 miles)

Orchard House

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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
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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

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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
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The Coquetvale Hotel (6.40 miles)

The Coquetvale Hotel

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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

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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

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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

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Percy Arms Hotel (6.89 miles)

Percy Arms Hotel

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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

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