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This peaceful hamlet just west of Morpeth is the birthplace of the iconic Capability Brown, a leading light in heritage landscape design. Enjoy the incredible landscape he created in his hometown by visiting Kirkharle.

A peaceful hamlet​

'Capability' Brown’s visionary landscape designs have earned him the nickname the ‘Shakespeare of Gardening’. Born in 1716 at Kirkharle, Brown worked here as a gardener’s boy, before going on to become a leading light in heritage landscape design. 

Kirkharle, renowned for its beautiful countryside landscape, provides visitors with the perfect backdrop for a walking or cycling adventure, and for keen wildlife enthusiasts, brilliant bird watching and wildlife spotting throughout the local area. 

Kirkharle is located near to popular destinations Ponteland and Belsay, and is also less than 14 miles from Newcastle International Airport, making it a great base for visitors to stay from far and wide. 

Kirkharle is situated nearby to some of the best and most popular attractions and destinations, including Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, known for its fascinating architecture and exciting events, as well as being only a short drive away from the National Trust’s Wallington Hall, Gardens and Estate, a popular place for family walks and those looking to enjoy its walled garden and woodlands. Looking for food and drink spots to relax and unwind after a day of exploring? Nearby Ponteland has a great array of places, from cosy local pubs to fine dining restaurants.

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