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Mini guide to Morpeth

     

Located in the northern county of Northumberland, Morpeth is a quaint market town on the River Wansbeck. The town lies midway between Newacastle-upon-Tyne to the south and the Scottish border to the north.

The town showcases a pleasant blend of the old and new. Historically a market town, Morpeth still boasts a weekly market, as well as more modern shopping outlets. The medieval clock tower, to which an extra storey was later added to hold a peal of bells, is probably the town's best known landmark, standing as it does just off the Market Place. The nearby Town Hall was designed by Sir John Vanburgh and the Chantry has been restored and now houses the Bagpipe Museum and Craft Centre.

For a day out in the big city, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is only 25 minutes drive south from Morpeth, with all the trappings of a metropolitan city. To the east lies the coast of the North Sea and you will see miles of spectacular beaches here. To the west is the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest. To the north are the Cheviot Hills, Berwick and the wild moorland of the Scottish Borders and further afield, of course, the Scottish Highlands.

One interesting and unique option is to use the Post Bus to visit some of the outlying villages. Passengers can ride with 'postman pat' to some of the nearby villages and the fares are cheap. It is run on pre-destined routes and offers a unique way to see some of the places that are not serviced by public transport, although some of the more remote villages will not be serviced on a daily basis.

The closest airport to Morpeth is Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is only 20 minutes drive by car. Morpeth is serviced by Arriva buses, with connections throughout the UK and the main East Coast rail line, with direct train service to London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Access to Morpeth by car is via the A1 trunk road. There are also hourly train services from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club

Longhirst Hall Classic

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