'THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN ENGLAND'

Standing on the border between England and Scotland Norham has had a tempestuous past. The village is dominated by its twelfth-century castle which was in the front line of cross border conflict for over five centuries. In quieter times the castle became famous as the subject of several paintings by JMW Turner. Sir Walter Scott sent the hero of his novel “Marmion” to Norham because it was regarded as the most dangerous place in England.

 

Norham is now a peaceful and classically picturesque village. Unlike so many rural communities nowadays, it still has a thriving school, a wide variety of local clubs and associations, pubs, excellent shops and a strong community spirit.

So if you are already a villager, a visitor, or looking for an amazing place to live, you have come to the right place.

'Please scroll down the page to find out about the latest news, events and discover the beauty of Norham village life'

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Norham Castle's founder Ranulph Flambard, Bishop of Durham commenced building in 1121, 900 years ago to the year (2021). The last repairs and modifications took place in 1515 over 300 years later.  In those years Norham castle was witness to Kings, battles, bloodshed and peace. 

To celebrate our castles history 'Project 900' will be a series of events and smaller projects taking place over the next few years. The project will focus on both the castle and grounds, commemorating our history and building for our future.

LATEST VILLAGE NEWS

OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION BRINGS INFORMATION FROM LOCAL GROUPS, TALKS & VILLAGE LIFE. 

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