Allen Banks & Staward Gorge

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For the Parish in Northumberland, see Brinkburn.

Coordinates: 54°57′43″N 2°18′58″W / 54.962°N 2.316°W / 54.962; -2.316

Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
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Staward Gorge from Staward Peel
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge is located in Northumberland
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
 Allen Banks & Staward Gorge shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY798630
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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge is National Trust property in the English county of Northumberland.

Staward Peel

It is a Victorian garden in a gorge of the River Allen cutting through woodland. The ruins of Staward Peel, a medieval pele tower, stand on a promontory above the gorge. The property has been designated a site of special scientific interest for its rich flora and fauna. There is a large suspension bridge which has been ruined by the flooding of January 2005.

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