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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.


Opening Arrangements

10.00am- 4.30pm: April 10th-23rd, 1st May, 26th May- 5th June, 25th August- 6th September 2017. All visitors are to contact the Cockle Park Farm on mobile 07894 560071 or email to arrange for access. Access by appointment at other times.


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

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

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