Corbridge is a pretty village, once a market town, that lies four miles east of Hexham on the banks of the River Tyne. Today it has a reputation for excellent shopping with various fashion boutiques lining the main shopping street. There's also an old-fashioned kitchen-ware shop and a host of cafes, restaurants and pubs.
The centrepiece of the village is its square and St Andrew's Church, dating from Saxon times, which supports a busy parish community. Why not stay for a week in a Corbridge cottage to be able to fully appreciate all this area has to offer.
The town has a rich Roman heritage - the invaders regarded Corbridge as strategically important since it served as a garrison town for the central section of Hadrian's Wall and was also a Tyne crossing place.
You can see the remains of the Roman version of Corbridge, which they called Corstopitum, at the Roman Site which is now on the outskirts of the village. Stay for a while in a Corbridge Bed and Breakfast and learn more about the area from your local hosts.
Corbridge continued to grow in importance after the Roman occupation ended.
In the thirteenth century Corbridge was second only to Newcastle in wealth and its citizens were heavily taxed to help pay for Edward I's Scottish wars.
Corbridge has its own railway station on the Tyne Valley line and is a short distance from the A69 and A68 trunk roads. Stay in a Corbridge to relax and unwind after an adventurous day out in this beautiful part of the county.