Accommodation, Facility and Building hire
Longridge Towers is a perfect venue for summer schools, educational courses, corporate events, conferences, sporting events, private hire, photography and a stunning film location. Our extensive grounds and beautiful interiors lend themselves to exciting, or relaxing, gatherings. Our location, between Edinburgh and Newcastle ensures easy travel by air, road or rail. The site has good parking and lockable bike storage. You are able to hire parts of the school, or the entire estate, making use of the sports facilities and large Concert Hall, Theatre and Grand Entrance Hall.
Corporate hire – LTS as a unique facility for Training and Conferences
We offer a fully equipped centre for companies to use for take-away training, team building or planning experiences.
Advantages of using Longridge:
Quiet, remote surroundings, relaxing extensive grounds
Easy access by plane, road and rail
On-site extensive parking
Easy access to beaches, geology, historical sites, wildlife, walking trails, activities such as UKC recognised climbing outcrops in nearby Kyloe in the Woods, (grades range from beginner-friendly to cutting-edge). Horse riding is available locally. Nearby Berwick upon Tweed has an outstanding Military Museum.
Minibuses for group outings
Accommodation available, with comfortable lounge areas with TV, and table tennis and pool
On site catering facilities
On-site sports facilities e.g. badminton, basketball – outdoor all-weather pitches and tennis courts
Nearby cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle with resources and facilities for research and study, or cultural attractions such as museums, theatres and galleries
Tourism – walkers and cycling groups, rock climbers and geologists, bird-spotters and naturalists too
Longridge is ideally located as a base for enjoying the surrounding area. Groups or clubs of cyclists or walkers and rock climbers can hire the facilities and take routes through the Tweed Valley and beyond. There are many Cycle Ways and long-distance footpaths, such as St Cuthbert’s Way or the Southern Upland Way. The coasts of Northumberland and Berwickshire are world-renowned for the geology and fossils on display, and the Nature Reserves at St Abbs Head and the Farne Islands are unique.
The Arts – a great venue for creativity
The remote, quiet and atmospheric grounds and buildings at Longridge make an ideal environment to take specialist photographs, set up fashion shoots, make short films, or even host a creative writing weekend.
Our facilities and grand pianos provide opportunities for music and drama festivals and master classes, unaffected by traffic or other unwanted noise.
Our grounds, and the various areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within a few miles give unprecedented subject matter for artists of all genres. The Victorian buildings, with embellishments in metal and stone, will also give inspiration on a wet day.
The boarding areas are ideal group accommodation with spacious rooms and excellent facilities, including a common room with comfy sofas and a large flat screen TV. There is a fully equipped kitchen for making snacks and a games room, plus Wi-Fi for internet access.
The boarding accommodation is available for hire during the Easter and Summer holidays, we hold a 3-star rating and Cyclists and Walkers Welcome Awards. On-site parking and lockable bike storage are available.
For further information on facilities and accommodation hire, please contact our Events Co-ordinator: Sheena Fleming on 01289 307584 or email: [email protected]