The Port of Blyth

Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There has been a settlement in this part of South East Northumberland since the 12th century, but modern Blyth grew rapidly in the first part of the 18th century and reaped the rewards of the rise of coal mining, ship building, modern fishing and the railway and accommodation.

Blyth Port

Blyth Harbour on a summers day

Blyth is still home to a port - which handles more than 1.5m tonnes of cargo each year - and its harbour is dominated by a set of stunning wind turbines which generate electricity for the National Grid.

There is also the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand, home to 20 brightly coloured beach huts, all of which are available for rent. Make the most of your stay in Blyth and stay in a Blyth bed and breakfast. Close to the beach there is a large children's play area, a fish and chip shop and public toilets and showers at an amenity building nearby.

Attractions include a large leisure centre and pool, the Phoenix Theatre, and Blyth Spartans - one of England's most famous amateur football clubs. For added convenience and luxury, stay in a Blyth hotel, so you're never too far from the action.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall, National Trust

The town also has its own lighthouse, The High Light Lighthouse, built in 1888. It stands to the rear of Bath Terrace and is 18.74 metres (61.5 ft) tall. It was deactivated in 1985 and is now preserved for the nation. Spend a week here and stay in a Blyth Self Catering property.

Blyth Battery, a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to protect the Port of Blyth is now open as a Military and Local Heritage museum.

Seaton Delaval Hall, which is a fascinating English Baroque country house, lies just to the south of Blyth and is well worth a visit.

Blyth Market Days

The regular market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitor enquiries please contact Morpeth Tourist Information Centre. Stall enquiries please call: 07909 688174

Learn more about market days and farmers markets in Northumberland.

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Wartime-themed Art Exhibition
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, there are two wartime-themed art and poetry exhibitions - at Blyth Library and also at Blyth Battery Museum. They feature drawings, photos and poetry by E ...

Blyth Town Carnival
Music & Dance
We're back! Getting geared up for the 2019 Blyth Town Carnival on 7th July 12 noon - 4pm. Parade starts at The Quay Road at 12 noon down to the Market Square just like last year. Then you will be gree ...

With the help of a nice cup of tea, home-made biscuits and stories from South East Northumberland, Yinka invites us in to take a peek through the keyhole. ...

Amazing water's edge location
The sleek new Commissioners Quay Inn is the jewel in the crown of Blyth’s impressive harbour development. Maximising every inch of its water’s edge location, enjoy unbeatable sea view ...

The Commissioners Quay Inn has a stunning waters edge location
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Opening its doors in time for the Tall Ships arrival in the Port of Blyth, the sleek new Commissioners Quay Inn is the jewel in the crown of Blyth’s impressive harbour development. Maximisi ...

The Legendary Neville Staple and his Band at North East Chilli-Fest.
Outdoor Event
“Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” Anita Merritt-Exeter Express & Echo. Neville Staple, Legen ...

Northumberland Live @ Blyth 2019
Outdoor Event
The headliner announcement for Northumberland Live 2019 is here! Headlining the festival are the PIGEON DETECTIVES and ANDY BENNETT (Ocean Colour Scene). Also performing at this year’s event inc ...

Blyth Market Day
Blyth Market Place – Wednesday (flea market), Friday & Saturday Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455   Stall enquiries: Neil Brown, Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@no ...

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