The Collingwood Arms

The Collingwood Arms is a grade II listed Coaching Inn built during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. On first appearance there are tell-tale signs of the hotels Georgian roots with its archetypal centred entrance and the somewhat symmetrical frontage including the grand single paned sash windows that flood the hotel with natural light.

It is plain to see upon entering that the Hotel draws upon its nautical ancestry, illustrations and paintings of Vice Admiral Collingwood and even the porthole clock hanging in the main entrance steer you toward the conclusion that we have a close tie with Horatio Nelsons second in command. Currently with all 15 bedrooms being named after the Galleons that sailed under the Vice Admiral many believe that we must have been a favoured spot for Lord Collingwood or even owned by him at one point or another, unfortunately this is all too good to be true.

What many don’t know is that the hotels name and rich heritage comes more from the merchant family that owned the property up until 1955. Although there is some correlation between the Vice Admiral Collingwood and the Hotel through a very long and confusing lineage, little is still know about the Collingwood family that once resided here, however we do know that many of the passed family members ar memorialised just across the road in St Helens Cemetery.*

The Collingwood Arms

The Collingwood Arms, Cornhill-on-Tweed

The Collingwood Arms


*Information from hotel room information booklet

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2018

12 Responses to “The Collingwood Arms”

  1. Amfortas says:

    Glad to see Bear soaking up the ambience. The back area looks better than the front and there is little sign of the nautical and Navy heritage other than the room namings that you mentioned.

    I think a largish pond upon which model naval craft could have battles could boost trade.


    • CherryPie says:

      At the back of the hotel is a lovely garden which my photos don’t do justice to. The time of the year meant the garden was in shadow in the morning and evening. During the day when the sunlight was shining in the garden we were out and about.

      If we visit the hotel again I will offer your suggestion of a largish pond ;-)

      Little Ted is doing what he does best! I think he is ready for a new adventure ;-)

  2. Coaching Inns built during in the 18th and early 19th centuries had two great qualities: 1. they were very important to the tired travellers and 2. they were usually designed with elegant public architecture. Most coaching inns, in the centre of town, were totally surrounded, but Collingwood Arms is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

    Have a look at how crowded some of the other coaching inns were.
    Thanks for the link

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks Hels, the border country of Northumberland and Scotland still have sparse populations today. This Coaching Inn was ideally placed at the border crossing point away from any potentially disputed towns.

  3. It looks a wonderful place to stay and Ted looks very happy :) The history of the place is so interesting.

    • CherryPie says:

      I enjoyed learning the history of the Collingwood Arms and would like to learn more of its history. It is situated in a strategic place between England and Scotland.

  4. I like their neutral colour scheme, so creamy.
    It really brings out the colour of Teddy’s fur! ;)

  5. It looks like a lovely place to stay :)

  6. Shabana says:

    Marvelous inn !

    i loved the architecture specially
    inner glimpses are also pretty
    loved the cute bear :)