18 Things To Do In Morpeth

Morpeth has an amazing mixture of things to see and we have visited 18 so far. Find out things to see and do today in Morpeth.

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Wallington Hall
Estate Morpeth Northumberland

Home to three of the most famous families in the North East, set in 13,500 acres of land.

Eshott Airfield
Machinery Morpeth Northumberland

An airfield mainly for pleasure flights where you can sit with a cup of tea in the observation deck and watch the planes take off and land.

St Mary Magdalene Church Mitford
Religious Place Morpeth Northumberland

A Grade I Listed Church in Mitford with a number of interesting architectural features and Grade II Listed tombstones and Lych Gate in the churchyard.

Northgate Water Tower
Water Tower Morpeth Northumberland

A concrete water tower located next to Northgate Hospital in Morpeth.

High Hartington Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Morpeth Northumberland

A 19th century lime kiln near the Wannie Line.

Wannie Line
Landscape Morpeth Northumberland

The route of the former Wansbeck or "Wannie Line" railway line that ran from Morpeth to Reedsmouth and Rothbury.

Hartburn Grotto
Cave Morpeth Northumberland

A natural cave modified into a place for swimmers to get changed in the 18th century.

Morpeth Courthouse
Building Morpeth Northumberland

A former courthouse, and gateway to a gaol, now a restaurant and apartments.

William Turner Garden
Landscape Morpeth Northumberland

A modern take on a 16th Century Physic Garden dedicated to the life of Morpeth native William Turner, also known as the "Father of British Botany"

Emily Wilding Davison Statue And Grave
Statue Morpeth Northumberland

Emily Davison was a militant suffragette who died after throwing herself in front of the king's horse at the Epsom Derby.

Rothley Crags
Landscape Morpeth Northumberland

Spectacular crags in beautiful countryside, with a castle on top!

Morpeth Chantry
Building Morpeth Northumberland

Also known as All Saints Chantry, it’s a Grade I listed building now housing a bagpipe museum.

Morpeth Castle
Castle Morpeth Northumberland

The gatehouse of the original motte and bailey castle in Morpeth.

Morpeth Clock Tower
Tower Morpeth Northumberland

Charming working clock in the town centre of Morpeth.

Tranwell Water Tower
Water Tower Morpeth Northumberland

A big water tower in Tranwell, part of RAF Morpeth.

Mitford Castle
Castle Morpeth Northumberland

A ruined Castle dating from the 11th Century and is Grade I listed.

Codger Fort
Castle Morpeth Northumberland

An 18th century folly built by Sir Walter Blackett, in Rothley,

Rothley Castle
Castle Morpeth Northumberland

A grade II listed, 18th century gothic folly, built for the Wallington Hall estate.

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Morpeth is a small town located in the county of Northumberland, in the northeast region of England. It has a population of around 8,500 people and is situated approximately 15 miles northwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. The town has a long and rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.

Morpeth is known for its picturesque surroundings and charming historical buildings, making it a popular destination for tourists. The town centre is home to a number of well-preserved medieval buildings, including Morpeth Castle and St. James' Church.

The castle, which dates back to the 12th century, was once the seat of the powerful Earls of Northumberland and has since been transformed into a museum. St. James' Church, meanwhile, is a Grade I listed building that dates back to the 13th century and features a number of notable architectural features, including a Norman arch and a beautiful stained glass window.

In addition to its historical sites, Morpeth is also home to a number of other attractions, including a weekly farmers market, a number of parks and green spaces, and a range of independent shops and restaurants. The town is located in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside, which provides a wealth of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, such as walking, cycling, and birdwatching.

One of the most popular events in Morpeth is the annual Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, which is held in June. The gathering is a celebration of Northumbrian culture and features a range of traditional music and dance performances, as well as food and craft stalls. The event is attended by people from all over the region and has become a popular fixture on the local calendar.

Despite its small size, Morpeth has a strong sense of community and is home to a range of clubs and societies, covering everything from sports and hobbies to arts and culture. The town also has a number of excellent schools, including Morpeth School, which is a secondary school with a strong reputation for academic achievement.

In recent years, Morpeth has undergone something of a transformation, with the town center undergoing a number of regeneration projects. The aim of these projects has been to improve the town's infrastructure and attract more visitors and businesses to the area.

As a result, Morpeth has become an increasingly popular place to live and work, with a number of new housing developments and businesses springing up in the town. Overall, Morpeth is a charming and welcoming town that has a lot to offer to visitors and residents alike. Its rich history, beautiful surroundings, and strong sense of community make it an attractive place to live and visit.