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Carlisle Park and the William Turner Garden

In 2009 Morpeth's Green Flag award-winning Carlisle Park celebrated its 80th anniversary. Part of the park is given over to the William Turner Tudor garden. Turner is famous for his early work on cataloguing herbs and plants.

Carlisle Park
Carlisle Park

Visit Friends of Carlisle Park
Carlisle Park Video

Admiral Collingwood's House

Admiral Collingwood was Lord Nelson's great friend and second-in-command. His home was in a fine Georgian house in Oldgate, Morpeth, which is now a presbytery, and is thus not open to the public.

Admiral Collingwood's House

Admiral Collingwood loved the times he could return to his home in Morpeth, and enjoyed walking with his dog in the woods and countryside around the town. It is said that he usually carried a pocket full of acorns, which he would plant as he walked. The object of this exercise was to keep the Royal Navy well supplied with oaks from which to build its fleet.

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

There cannot be more than a handful of bagpipe museums in the whole world, and Morpeth has one. Strongly featured are the sweet-sounding local Northumbrian pipes, but the museum contains exhibits from all over the world.

Chantry Bagpipe Mueum

The Bagpipe MuseumMorpeth's Medieval Chantry, in addition to housing the Bagpipe Museum, is also host to the Tourist Information Office and a retail outlet for local crafts.

Morpeth Chantry


Morpeth - County Town and Centre of Northumberland.

Though the title of "County Town" is hotly disputed by our neighbours in Alnwick, Morpeth is undisputedly the administrative headquarters of Northumberland County Council, and enjoys the most convenient location in Northumberland  as the ideal touring base for a Northumbrian holiday. None of this vast county's wide range of attractions is much more than an hour's drive away, while all the amenities of the major provincial city of Newcastle are within half an hour by car, or by an excellent local bus service.

Below is a selection of links to the wide range of attractions which Northumberland has to offer.

Chillingham Castle and Wild Cattle - see the only herd of true wild cattle in the country.
Visit Chillingham Wild Cattle
Alnwick Castle - still the home of the present Duke of Northumberland. Very popular at the moment because of its Harry Potter location.
Visit Alnwick Castle 
Bamburgh Castle  - is certainly one of the most spectacular medieval castles in the country.
Visit Bamburgh Castle 
The Alnwick Garden  - award winning modern garden close to the historic market town of Alnwick
Visit The Alnwick Garden 
Ford, Etal & Heatherslaw Mill - Two delightful villages a mile apart, each side of Heatherslaw working water mill and light railway
Visit Ford, Etal & Heatherslaw Mill 
Cragside House  - near the charming little market town of Rothbury, this Victorian industrialist's mansion was state-of-the-art technology in its day
Visit Cragside House
Warkworth Castle - Spectacular ruin set above the medieval village of Warkworth, and close to Amble, with its port and marina
Visit Warkworth Castle 
Wallington Hall - set in beautiful; grounds, this NT property is the seat of the local Trevelyan family.
Visit Wallington Hall 
The Roman Wall  - The Romans left their mark all over Northumberland, but Hadrian's Wall is the best known attraction,
Visit Hadrian's Wall 
Hexham Abbey  - This beautiful ancient Abbey is set in the centre of the market town of Hexham.
Visit Hexham Abbey 
Morpeth - With its 800 year old Wednesday market and award-winning riverside park, Morpeth is the County Town of Northumberland
Visit Morpeth 
Woodhorn Colliery Museum - is a recently reopened and completely refurbished centre in which to discover the industrial and mining heritage of South East Northumberland.
Visit Woodhorn Colliery Museum 
Corstopitum Roman Settlement  - near the small town of Corbridge. See how the Romans lived on the northern boundary of their empire
Visit Corstopitum Roman Settlement 
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) - A tidal island just off the most spectacular coast of Northumberland. The very seat of Northern Christianity. Check Crossing Times.
Visit Holy Island (Lindisfarne) 
Whitehouse Farm Centre - an ideal family fun day featuring animals large and small, tractor rides and a varied programme of attractioins.
Visit Whitehouse Farm Centre
The Milkhope Centre - Unique to this area, the Milkhope Centre is a rural shopping complex, part of Blagdon Estate.
Visit The Milkhope Centre

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