Travelling around Morpeth
Morpeth is located in the county of Northumberland, in the north east of England. Lying on the banks of the River Wansbeck, this timeless market town is steeped in history, from its stunning 17th-century clock tower to its medieval gatehouse.
With the beautiful Northumberland coast just a few miles away, local museums chronicling the town’s rich heritage and numerous country parks to explore, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in this charming town.
Morpeth has excellent road and rail links, and Arriva buses run services in the area, with routes to and from Newcastle, as well as outlying areas, such as Alnwick and Amble.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy, Morpeth is the ideal destination. Visit Bridge Street for a selection of popular high street retailers, or head into the heart of the old town and discover some unique independent shops and boutiques.
For a little culture, be sure to visit Morpeth Chantry, a 13th-century chapel overlooking the River Wansbeck. This magnificent listed building also served as a toll house for the river crossing and is now home to Morpeth’s very own Bagpipe Museum and the Northumbrian Arts and Crafts Gallery.
When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with a selection of restaurants and bistros offering a range of global cuisine to satisfy every palate. And as night falls, you can raise a glass at one of the town’s traditional coaching inns.