Flodden Battlefield
Flodden Battlefield
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DerekNorthumberland
Ashington, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I visited the battlefield on a beautiful Spring day. There is a tiny visitor centre located in a red phone box in Branxton village, where you can pick up an excellent guide to the battlefield trail. If you drive past the church, there is a second car park below the battlefield memorial. From the memorial there are wide views across the Tweed valley towards Coldstream, and the Cheviots in the other direction. You have to use your imagination but the landscape hasn’t fundamentally changed. Opposite the memorial is Branxton hill where the Scottish army was initially arrayed. In the valley bottom below, where there is now a drainage ditch, was the swampy ground where they met their fate. The Trail takes you round the positions of both armies, and has excellent interpretation boards, and is clear on the ground. I’d suggest walking both the red and purple paths, which takes about an hour. Visit the unpretentious little church after.
If you are heading towards Norham or Berwick from Cornhill, don’t miss the beautiful Twizell bridge on your left.
If you’re into history, a great little expedition in a beautiful, quiet corner of Northumberland.
Written March 23, 2022
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ian m
Leeds, UK643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I thought this site is very well presented. It's not easy to tell the story of such an important and tragic battle in an interesting and evenhanded way. While it was all a very long time ago the dead deserve to be given their due respect.
Depending on how active you are and how long you're prepared to spend there are well kept information boards all around the site.
Well done to the locals for the Information Centre in a phone box.
Written October 19, 2023
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AlecCanwell
Carlisle, UK95 contributions
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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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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
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Aug 2022
The site of the 1513 Battle of Flodden and a decisive defeat for the Scottish army. I can still remember much of the battle from my history lessons, although there are information boards for those less familiar with Anglo-Scots history. The writing and diagrams are informative and give a really good sense of what happened on that day. The marshy ground that hampered the advance of the Scottish army is fortunately now drained. I’d hate to walk through that on the trek up to the Flodden Memorial on Piper's Hill, overlooking the site of the battle.

There’s a monument to both the Scottish and English casualties where the English army was positioned. From that vantage point, it’s hard to imagine why the Scots army would advance down from their advantageous position to attack uphill to the English.

The site is out of the way, but there’s a car park which is great as it means a place to park while going for a walk around the countryside.
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Written August 8, 2022
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Chris C
London, UK30 contributions
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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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Marisa R
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Absolutely worth visiting. The site is well looked after and there are really good information boards around it to bring the battle to life. It’s easy to get to it from the nearby car park and there are trails to follow around the battlefield itself. The landscape makes it easy to see how the battle unfolded - very atmospheric.
Written June 28, 2022
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DrMalc
London, UK564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Perhaps one of the less visited battlefields, but with over 10,000 dead its a stark monument to our history. The site is very well laid out, and its clear from the battlefield tour (start from the church car park) how the action played out. Information boards and maps are very clear, as is the telephone box visitor centre in the village. It's also free. A credit to the folks who have put this together, thank you
Written September 23, 2020
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Chalky33
London, UK66 contributions
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Mar 2022
One of the better battlefields you can visit in the UK. It's small with no museum (although the tiny visitor centre in the telephone box in the village is worth a nip in) but it has an excellent trail that takes you around the battle field. The unintrusive information signs dot the walk and give you a great sense of the battle and what happened on the day. An added bonus is the shortish walk around the field is through breathtaking scenery, a real sense of atmosphere radiates. Brilliant job by The Remembering Flodden Field Project.
Written March 28, 2022
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twentyeight
Kinross, UK105 contributions
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Sep 2020
The battlefield is well preserved and the footpaths good for walking. The panorama from the monument makes it easy to appreciate how the battle developed. The information boards are very helpful and showed sympathy for those who died. We were fortunate to have good weather and the views towards Scotland were magnificent. Strangely enough for something as grisly as it was, it was one of the highpoints of our holiday.
Written September 14, 2020
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LightAleCavalier
Lancashire703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had visited the battlefield in the mid 1980's. Since then the site is better described by way of information boards etc. The field has been planted with wild flowers and some easy to walk paths. From the information provided it is easy to work out the events in this battle which is often forgotten for its importance in our history.
The monument is dedicated to the dead of both sides and is respectful to both sides.
There are some other attractions in this beautiful area.
Written November 2, 2023
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