BLACK MIDDENS BASTLE HOUSE

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Tarset, Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 1NE
Postcode: NE48 1NE
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: Click Here

A fortified farmhouse with thick stone walls, of a type distinctive to the troubled 16th century Anglo-Scottish borders. The living quarters were only accessible at first floor level.

Read more about the history of the bastle house.

BEFORE YOU GO
Access: The site is a 180 metre walk from the car park over uneven grassland. 

Parking: There is a small car park on a minor road - please follow the brown signs.

Dogs: The are is grazed by livestock, so please keep dogs on leads.


PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT
Black Middens is about half an hour north of Hadrian's Wall, in a remote spot in Northumberland. As is typical in this region, there are other bastle houses nearby, for added mutual security.  It is possible to view several of these on the Tarset Bastle Trail.

OPENING TIMES

30 APRIL 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018
Open any reasonable time during daylight hours
25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time