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Morpeth Town Information

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Laying in unspoilt open countryside on the River Wansbeck, Morpeth is an ancient market town half way between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Scottish borders. In addition to it's stunning scenery, being surrounded by wooded valleys, Morpeth also boasts thriving shops, a weekly market, a sports complex and a host of cafes and restaurants.

Birth place of a number of famous names in history, such as 'Capability' Brown, the Suffragette Emily Davidson and the Herbalist William Turner who was the author of the first ever botanical study in English. The beautiful William Turner Garden, named in his honour, recently won awards at the Chelsea flower show.

Morpeth Main Street - Photo: Ray Byrne
Morpeth Main Street - Photo: Ray Byrne CCL