Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Morpeth is a historic market town in Northumberland, of which it is the county town. It is 14 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

There is an impressive castle motte, and the gatehouse of 15th century Morpeth Castle, which has been restored by the Landmark Trust.

The mediaeval Chantry House contains a bagpipe museum.

John Vanbrugh built the Town Hall in 1714.

The Clock Tower dates from the 15th century, and was once used as a prison.

Thomas Telford built the bridge over the River Wansbeck in 1831, blowing up the previous bridge, the line of which is now used as a footbridge.

A short distance from the town centre are the remains of Newminster Abbey.

Places in Morpeth

Morpeth Station