Centre of Britain Hotel

 

Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle, England

This evening, I am focusing on a hotel in central Britain which incorporates architecture and construction methods dating back to the 15th century.I have personally stayed at this establishment which proved an interesting experience going so far back in time.

The images herein have been affected by the unusually harsh sunshine, unusual in Britain where we are more commonly used to various shades of grey!

Features of the building 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 in northern England and is a convenient stop-over for hikers walking Hadrian’s Wall.

Aspect of hotel

Pele Tower element incorporated in the hotel.

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