Pictures of 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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