Corbridge is an ancient town that grew from the Roman settlement of Corstopitum.
Originally a supply town for the troops on Hadrian's Wall, the area has also provided much of the stone used for the local buildings.
The town continued to thrive and be added to during the 13th century and today is known
for being a quaint, charming location filled with unique boutiques that provides an ideal base
for further explorations into the stunning countryside of Northumberland.
Aside from the obvious wealth of Roman and Medieval architecture and history to steep
yourself in - the Roman camp is laid out, as excavated, so you can see for yourself - the local area is filled with things to see and do.
Corbridge has a suprisingly packed calendar of events ranging from art exhibitions, Badger
Watch and astronomy, so there should be something to keep everyone happy. With a castle, a Saxon church and Hadrian's Wall also within a short distance, it would be easy to forget to
take a ramble in the countryside, but between pubs, cafes and sweet little tea shops, maybe
you'll need to do something to burn it all off!
Hexham is a medieval abbey town a short distance away. Here you will find cobbled
streets and fascinating little shops to browse through. Twice a week there is a general market
and also a cattle market on the outskirts of the town. Horse riding, golf and cycling are also
available and there are even regular "health walks" around Corbridge to help you see the
sights at a leisurely pace.