Cockle Park Farm Pele Tower, Morpeth

Cockle Park Farm Pele Tower, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3EB View on map

Early 16th century tower house, altered in 17th century. The tower is thought to have been built circa 1520 for Sir William, 4th Lord Ogle, passing to the Bothal Estates whose later owners became Dukes of Portland. In the l9th century it became the centre of the Duke's experimental farm. Less an isolated tower house, far more a substantial defensive hall-house of which few remain in the region.

Contact

Opening Arrangements

10.00am- 4.00pm: 19th-23rd March, 23rd- 27th April, 14th- 18th May, 18th- 22nd June, 20th-24th August, 22nd-26th October. All visitors are to contact the Cockle Park Farm office on 0191 2082288 or email [email protected] to arrange for access. Access is by appointment at other times.

Directions

Turn right off the A1 North, 2 miles north of Morpeth and follow the signs to Cockle Park. Rail: Morpeth (3.5miles)

Parking Spaces

2

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes