Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle, England

This evening, I am focusing on a hotel in central Britain which incorporates architecture dating back to the 15th century.

Features include:

  • Pele Tower, a defensible structure dating back to around 1417. This reflects the lawless nature of this region during the 14th-17th centuries during which neither Scottish nor English governments exercised control over the Borders Region leaving the power vacuum to be filled by local families known as Border Reivers who raided each other and across the border.
  • An intramural staircase.
  • Escape tunnel
  • Old roof structures held together by wooden pegs.
  • 5 foot thick walls ( former Pele Tower).
  • Youngest part of the building dating from 1650.

More information can be found from this video clip.

Haltwhistle is about 37 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a convenient stop-over for hikers walking Hadrian’s Wall.

Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle, England

Pele Tower incorporated in Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle


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