Welcome to the Norham Community Website

This site is published for the people of Norham and to provide information for visitors and other interested parties. We hope you find it useful.


Norham sits on the southern bank of the Tweed, the river forming the national boundary between England and Scotland. Norham today is a thriving village with an historic Castle and Church. The population today may be small around 450 but the village boasts two pubs, several shops, and a range of businesses and industries as well as a number of active Clubs and Associations. In times past Norham was much larger and was an important political and military centre. Before bridges were built Norham was the first point where the Tweed could be crossed on foot without being affected by the tide.


About Norham

The Village

This historic village is one of the most northerly in England. Situated on the south bank of the magnificent River Tweed, steeped in history it is a magnificent place to live or visit. Cycle routes 1 and 68 pass through and close by.

The Church

This thriving Norman church sits at the heart of the community. Whilst used for active worship under the charge of the vicar, Rob Kelsey, its also actively used for community events. Celebrating 850 years in 2015.

The Castle

Dominating the village sitting on a bluff overlooking the river, the castle featured in many Border conflicts until the Union of the Crowns.  It was a favourite subject for JMW Turner, and many  artists since, on their Borders visits.


Norham is steeped in history as only a Borders village can be. The way such Borders villages thrived can still be identified in our buildings.

The School

This outstanding school covers nursery and primary years. With an expanding roll of over 40 children, Ofsted rates it as outstanding.

Accommodation & Hospitality

With two pubs offering a warm welcome through to self catering cottages and high spec B & Bs, visitor’s needs are met especially for the many fishermen and cyclists drawn to the village

Clubs & Societies

The village supports dozens of clubs and societies. Many are centered on the village hall at the heart of the village, from WI to Running Club, from History Society to Fishing Club, there really is something for everyone

Local Businesses

As a thriving village it supports amongst others a village store, bakers, butchers, country pursuits store, pubs and a garage. Local tradesmen covering building, plumbing, roofing, heating tree surgery and much much more can be found.