We’d like to extend a warm welcome to readers of our new blog, the place to keep up to date with all the latest news on the Collingwood Arms Hotel. For our maiden post, we thought we’d set out a quick introduction to the Collingwood Arms and give you some information on our hotel and the facilities and amenities available for visitors.
The Collingwood Arms is a Grade II Listed Georgian era building which is perfectly located to afford visitors stunning views over the River Tweed and into the Scottish Borders. Benefiting from over a dozen rooms furnished in a delectably tasteful classical style, the Collingwood Arms offers a fine sanctuary for anyone seeking a countryside retreat.
We are particulary proud of our hotel grounds here at the Collingwood Arms which encompass a wonderful walled garden which was refurbished extensively in the mid 2000s and is maintained by a team of professional groundsmen to this day. Guests are also invited to take advantage of our delightful al fresco dining area during the milder months of the year.
The Collingwood Arms is steeped in 200 years of history and has been deemed a Grade II Listed building as a result. The hotel is named after the merchant family who were the owners of the property up until the mid 1950s and have ties with Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, a naval hero of the 1800s. Inspired by this connection, each of our bedrooms is named after a ship in Collingwood’s division at the Battle of Trafalgar.
As well is its historical intrigue and lavish accommodation, the Collingwood Arms is also renowned for its dining experiences. Soak up the ambience of our bar which offers a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as informal dining options. We also boast one of the Borders most highly acclaimed and prestigious restaurants offering up an eclectic array of mouthwatering, delectable dishes in a comfortably intimate setting. Our afternoon tea is an especially popular draw for locals and visitors to the area alike, with locally sourced seasonal ingredients to satisfy the most ardent food lover.
The surrounding region of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders offers plentiful nearby attractions and activities for visitors to the Collingwood Arms. Golf, horse-riding, hiking, cycling, fishing, shooting and sailing are just some of the sports and activities guests at the hotel enjoy partaking in. There are also numerous historical and sight-seeing attractions to explore such as the Elizabethan fortifications in Berwick upon Tweed, Flodden Field, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are just a few of the many nearby sights of interest alongside a variety of notable mansion houses and castles.
We hope this serves as a brief yet informative introduction to The Collingwood Arms Hotel. We’ll be keeping our blog updated with news and information on the hotel, bar and restaurant as well as guides to the local area for sightseers and much more, so stay tuned!