Morpeth, the county town of Northumberland, is situated on the banks of the beautiful River Wansbeck and is the perfect destination for those who want to stay in a place with a wonderful historic setting and all the modern facilities. It''s hugely popular with walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers due to its accessibility to both countryside and coast.
Attractions include the market which is just a short walk from the ancient thirteenth century Chantry, home to an excellent arts and crafts gallery and the town''s Bagpipe Museum. The market is the place to go for local produce; sample the local pies, chutneys and cakes! A farmer’s market takes place in the ancient market place on the first Saturday of the month.
Stroll along the green woodland paths of Carlisle Park and enjoy boating on the river, or maybe try your hand at bowls or tennis. See the park''s Turner Garden, which celebrates and marks the life of William Turner, the original father of English Botany, who hailed from the town.
The town’s annual Northumbrian Gathering that is very popular with visitors and offers three fun packed days in the week after Easter, of country traditions, street events, musical concerts, exhibitions, dances and more.
Morpeth is set only a short distance inland from the coast and there’s easy access to the beautiful coastal beaches as well as plenty of beautiful Northumbrian countryside to explore by foot, bike or car.
Head a little further beyond the town and you''ll find the Wallington House Gardens and Belsay Hall, Gardens and Castle. There''s also the gorgeous Druridge Bay, which offers seven miles of sandy coastline and is very popular with families.
For self catering accommodation Morpeth and area, take a look at our Morpeth Cottages.