Norham is a small border town, located on the River Tweed and was once home to the Bishop of Durham who built and lived in Norham Castle from 1120 and controlled much of the area in medieval times. The castle is steeped in history and has been besieged or captured by the Scots and English on numerous occasions.
As a result of these conflicts, the castle went through a large number of repairs during it's life time and was rebuilt on a number of occasions. The ruins of the castle stand in a fairly complete state today and are popular with visitors. There is also a Railway Museum housed in the old railway station.