Located in the Heart of Northumberland the bustling historic market town of Morpeth is the gateway to an area of natural beauty. With easy access from the A1 and only 7 miles from Bockenfield Country Park there is so much more to do in Morpeth than you could ever imagine.
Morpeth is the place to visit if you want stylish shopping and a rich history to explore the historic county town of Northumberland. With a unique combination of history, heritage and b...eauty, this bustling market town is the ideal base to explore what the county of Northumberland has to offer. Make your next visit special with a memorable holiday in Morpeth.
Combine the old and the new with a walk around Morpeth's modern Wednesday market which is just a stone's throw from the 13th century Chantry that houses the town's Bagpipe Museum and Northumbrian Arts and Craft Gallery. You can wander along woodland paths in Morpeth's colourful Carlisle Park which boasts river boating, tennis courts, bowls and during the Summer months an amazing open air paddling pool for children to enjoy.
Morpeth is a fantastic shopping destination with Bridge Street home to some major high street names and the fantastic Rutherfords department store which has been trading in the town since 1846, this sumptuous premier lifestyle store has 35 different departments to transform and enhance every part of your home and life. For the best in local produce, you need to experience Morpeth's Farmers Market that takes place on the first Saturday of every month in the historic market place. There is also a regular market every Wednesday for those of you not lucky enough to be in the area for the farmers market.
Morpeth is lucky to enjoy lots of great places to eat whether it's a quick coffee, light lunch or more formal dining Morpeth offers a wide range of places to eat from modern coffee shops and traditional tea rooms to comtemporary bistros and atmospheric tapas bars all you need to do is decide !
To sweeten the deal Free Car Parking was introduced in Council-run car parks in Morpeth on 1st April 2014. You need to purchase a parking disk for £1 from the Library, the Town Hall and a limited number of town shops displaying a poster.