Flodden 1513

The last major conflict in 500 years of Border Warfare

Picture of The Battlefield Trail

Welcome to Flodden, Northumberland

Being close to the Scottish border this area has witnessed many battles between the English and Scots over the centuries. The most significant was this one, the Battle of Branxton Moor or The Battle of Flodden as it is more commonly known.

Flodden Field was once the scene of battle, carnage and enmity, but now its bloody history is intertwined with a sense of peace and reconciliation. The warring Borderlands of the past have given way to modern farming practice and tranquil village life. Yet you can still imagine the events five hundred years ago, and perhaps begin to empathise with those who played a part on that fateful day.

This website is dedicated to educating and informing visitors and local residents alike and aims to nurture an understanding of the significance of the battle in a wider historical context.

To The Brave of Both Nations...

The Flodden Monument, a stark granite cross, at the top of Piper's Hill (or Stock Law) is a quater of a mile to the west of the village of Branxton.

This iconic battle memorial was errected in 1910 and was funded by public subscription after a fundraising campaign headed by members of the Berwickshire Naturalists Club.

In Victorian times this is the place where it was thought that King James IV fell in battle. However, more recent opinion is that this happened four hundred yards south of the village, in the shallow valley close to the road at the foot of Branxton Hill.

The monument bears a plaque with a dedication TO THE BRAVE OF BOTH NATIONS.

Picture of The Flodden Monment

Make a Donation

Remembering Flodden & Border Herigate has has been working since 2003 to promote the site of the Battle of Flodden as a historical and heritage site. It is an entirly self-supporting locally based registered charity.

It relies on donations and the work of volunteers in order to continue it's work of mainatining the Flodden Battlefield Trail, conducting research into the battle, discovering exactly what happened during the event and investigating those who took part in the conflict.

Please consider making a donation in order to help us continue this valuable work.

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