Eglingham
Eglingham
A small, attractive village on the B6346 north west of Alnwick. Eglingham is set in lovely countryside, in a conservation area. The parish church of St Maurice dates to at least the 13th century, with much Victorian remodeling. It may have been used as a pele tower, or fortified strongpoint where villagers could take refuge in times of trouble (usually against raiding Scots).
Eglingham Hall is a historic manor, built in the early 16th century, with later 17th and 18th century additions. It is not normally open to the public. Five miles away is the market town of Alnwick, with its imposing and beautiful medieval castle.