Flodden Battlefield

Flodden Battlefield, Cornhill on Tweed

Flodden Battlefield
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Curly1971
Nottingham, UK92 contributions
Worth a stop if you are touring the area
Sep 2021
A couple of simple information boards sets the battle scene and tells the story. Not a lot to see as such - its just fields but a little bit chilling and very sobering as you look out across the land.
Written September 28, 2021
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Olly13538
Cheshire, UK235 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2021
There's not really a lot to see as you would expect of a 500 year old battle site but it was interesting and the walk was very pleasant.
Written August 27, 2021
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rockinrocky_robin
Timperley, UK169 contributions
Peaceful chance to reflect
Jul 2021
We were holidaying in St Abbs and while the rest of the family went on a boat trip, the history buffs decided to visit Flodden. Easy to find and park (more signs from the major roads wouldn't go amiss) and really nicely looked after/cared for. You get to walk to the monument and then around the battle site with information boards and diagrams giving information as you go. There were a few other people present while we were there but I doubt it's that popular which is a shame as it's historically important and is also a very beautiful place and must cost a significant amount to keep tidy. There are also other castles within a short distance so you can make a day's trip out of visiting the area
Written August 9, 2021
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Chris C
London, UK33 contributions
Moving memorial to a terrible battle.
Jul 2021
Definitely worth a visit, we went on a wet day and I had to be encouraged to leave the car and walk up the hill to the monument, but I am so glad I did. You really get a sense of how the battle took place beneath you as you look down, wish we could have done the battlefield trail, but the weather and time were against us. If you are in the area, it’s a must visit.
Written July 10, 2021
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997Scotty
Cheshunt, UK101 contributions
A peaceful setting with a brutal past
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Flodden Monument stands tall on the brow of a hill close to the peaceful village of Branxton. The surrounding views over the Tweed Valley are magnificent. It is here that the brutal Flodden battle took place in September 1513. Approximately 10,000 Scottish soldiers and 4,000 English soldiers died. You can stand by the Monument and look upwards towards the high ridge and clearly imagine the Scottish soldiers descend their ‘high point’ only to find themselves trapped in a boggy quagmire. Oh what terrible bloodshed in such a beautiful and tranquil place.
The Remembering Flodden Project, a locally based charity, has turned this site into a very interesting and memorable experience.
Written July 3, 2021
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Timbo3765
Pershore, UK586 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2021
Interesting and very informative about an important battle in history. Lovely views from the memorial, well worth a visit.
Written June 3, 2021
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AlecCanwell
Carlisle, UK97 contributions
Superb - Battlefield Trail
Dec 2020
The Battlefield Trail around the site is fantastic, it is fully signposted and takes you around the site - this gives you the ability to see how the topography of the land looked to the english and scottish combatants and how the dip in the hill beneath Branxton Hill could play such a substantial role in the outcome of the overall battle. Information boards are present throughout the site which really help to provide the historical context in detail.

The car park (free) is accessed from the West of Branxton village, i walked up to the cross, around the site, down into the village and visited the phonebox visitor centre in the village centre, then it was a very short walk back to the car. Some physical fitness would be required to complete the trail as there is a slight incline up branxton hill to see the battle from the scottish line. It would of course be perfectly possible to visit the red phonebox, pick up a leaflet there and walk up the road heading south to complete the trail in a clockwise direction (thus seeing the Scottish perspective first).

Branxton Church and churchyard are also worthy of visit which is just across the road from the car park.

Donations are requested.
Written December 27, 2020
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David F
Sunderland, UK12 contributions
A lovely visit
Oct 2020
The battlefield walk is well laid out with plenty of information. Leaflets care available as you start the walk. Car parking was fine and well signposted. If you know your history you can see in your mind the troop movements. Part of the walk is up the steep Braxton hill but there is an alternative route to take.
Written December 13, 2020
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Boz North
Jarrow, UK226 contributions
Walking the battlefield
Oct 2020
A very good site, full of interesting history. We did the walk around the battlefield, worth a look around.
Written October 21, 2020
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Sal
Durham, UK19 contributions
Flodden field
Oct 2020 • Solo
Wasn't expecting much, but actually the signs on the trail are very informative, and if you can make it up the massive hill the views are incredible. Walk is no more than an hour and a half, but it's very boggy and steep so only for the stout of boot and heart.
Written October 4, 2020
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