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The smallest visitor centre in the world

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Glasgow University students at the world's smallest visitor centre, Branxton, Northumberland

The world’s smallest visitor centre has been unveiled in north Northumberland.

The Remembering Flodden Project has created an amazingly detailed display in an old red phone box, bought from BT by Branxton Parish Council for the princely sum of £1.

Detailed maps can be found in the visitor centre

Detailed maps can be found in the visitor centre

Branxton is a small village next to Cornhill-on-Tweed, near Berwick, and is the site of the Battle of Flodden, which took place in 1513.

The Remembering Flodden Project is being led by a number of people, including Clive Hallam-Baker, a local historian, who will share his Wi-Fi with the little visitor centre when a computer is installed.

The direct internet connection will allow visitors to explore the group’s website, www.flodden.net, along with other online material about The Battle of Flodden.

“At the moment there is a temporary display showing the routes of the Scottish and the English armies to the battle,” said Clive. “There are also details of several of the nearby places that are linked to the Flodden story.

world's smallest visitor centre

The world's smallest visitor is at Branxton, Northumberland, and is an old red phone box

“As part of the build up to the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden the display will be improved, and Wi-Fi and mobile phone links will be installed to enable direct internet connections.”

The phone box visitor centre is a great addition to the information boards and

other material available to visitors. Already it has attracted academic interest and Dr Tony Pollard and a group of Glasgow University archaeology students have been to the visitor centre while staying in the area.

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