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Pictures of Morpeth

in the county of Northumberland

The boating lake at Morpeth Park, Northumberland.

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About Morpeth

Hidden in the spacious Northumberland countryside where centuries ago the towns and villages of this vast region were the scene of border raids and skirmishes, lies the busy market town of Morpeth. It has a wealth of historic buildings both in and outside of the town. The church here is rather special it is dedicated to St.Mary and is of 14th-century build. There is a magnificent stained glass Tree of Jesse of the same date in the east window, and other window traceries show fragments of old glass. The church is impressive and houses many treasures.

Interestingly, the town has a one handed clock tower which has become a noted landmark. The handsome Town Hall was designed by John Vanbrugh in 1714. There are several buildings from medieval times and there is a noted Bag-pipes museum displaying pipes from home and overseas.

Morpeth, is in a horse-shoe loop on the River Wansbeck. It is a favoured position, considered to be the gateway to moors, hills and coast. Several bridges cross the gurgling waters of the Wansbeck and lead to delightful riverside walks.

Attractive and historic places to visit include; Meldon Park built in 1832 by John Dobson, Nevminster Abbey, Mitford Castle and the nearby Wallington Hall which shows a spectacular interior. All this, delightful Morpeth, stunning Northumberland countryside and an incredibly beautiful coastline, what more could anyone wish?

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Church Point

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (4 Pictures)

in the county of Northumberland

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction E of Morpeth)

The bay is a major attraction, often lively with fishing cobbles and pleasure craft, it is also a haven for sun-bathers...

Sawns on Bolam Lake, Northumberland

Bolam (3 Pictures)

in the county of Northumberland

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W of Morpeth)

This is an historic village, it took its name from a Baron de Bolam in the 13th century...

Blyth Harbour

Blyth (6 Pictures)

in the county of Northumberland

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction E of Morpeth)

An attractive old place, with a long seafaring history, the port of Blyth is believed to date back to the 12th-century...

Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Northumberland

Warkworth (137 Pictures)

in the county of Northumberland

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction N of Morpeth)

Sparkling in high summer and tinged with frosty thin ice in winter, the River Coquet makes its final loop before entering the sea at Amble...

The Millennium Bridge, Sage building and the Tyne Bridge

Newcastle upon Tyne (294 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Tyne & Wear

(13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction S of Morpeth)

This important City was known as Pons Aelii in Roman times; the Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, it was guarded by a Roman fort which was replaced by a castle.....

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Bolam Lake, Northumberland

Bolam Lake Country Park (1 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction W)

Bolam Lake Country Park occupies a lovely landscape amidst rich Northumbrian countryside. It has lovely watery areas enriched.....

Belsay Hall Gardens and Castle Ponteland

Belsay Hall & Gardens (119 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW)

The dramatic gardens of the Belsay Hall estate are listed Grade I in the Register of Parks and Gardens. They surround a superb.....

Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland

Seaton Delaval Hall (5 Pictures)

(9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction SE)

This house with its beautiful baroque work and wonderful ionic columns is the work of a man who was both inventive playwright and.....

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Warkworth Castle (111 Pictures)

(12.3 miles, 19.8 km, direction N)

This once superb castle was, for over four centuries, one of the most important in a long line of defensive castle's built in the.....

Lordenshaw, near Rothbury, Northumberland, England

Lordenshaw (2 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction NW)

Ancient cup-and-ring marked outcrop and Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park..

Cragside

Cragside (155 Pictures)

(13.1 miles, 21.0 km, direction NW)

It would be hard to find a more pleasant and peaceful place than Rothbury. This enchanting little market town sits splendidly.....

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The Castle (4 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction S)

On returning from a raid into Scotland, Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror built a castle calling it his `New.....


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