Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Enjoyable Weekend at Prudhoe

My wife Anne and I recently spent an enjoyable weekend at Prudhoe in Northumberland, with our son Kevin and his partner Laura (and Ronnie the pussycat).

We travelled up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne by train on the Friday afternoon, and then continued on to Prudhoe.

On the Saturday, we went first to Stocksfield, then walked to Bywell. This tiny hamlet was once a market town. It has two Anglo-Saxon churches (both of which we visited) and a castle.

From there we moved on to Corbridge, finding an excellent tea room and visiting the church. We walked out to Corstopitum, the Roman town and its museum.

Then it was Hexham. In this splendid old market town, we visited the historic Hexham Abbey.

In the evening, we went to the enormous Metro Centre at Gateshead, where we had dinner in one of the restaurants.

On the Sunday, after strolling across the narrow bridge over the River Tyne to Ovingham, we returned to Leicester, having first had a look round the City Centre in Newcastle. We looked at the Black Gate and visited Newcastle-upon-Tyne Cathedral.

We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.