Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
|Allen Banks & Staward Gorge|
Staward Gorge from Staward Peel
Allen Banks & Staward Gorge shown within Northumberland
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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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