Explore Morpeth

Combining history and heritage with hustle and bustle, traditional farmers markets lie around one cobbled corner and trendy bars lie around another; all ready for you to discover when you visit Morpeth.

The traditional trend-setter

Bustling, historic Morpeth combines traditional market town-charm with stylish highstreets, modern shopping centres and upscale bars. Quaint, cobbled streets, quirky farmers’ markets and classic general markets give the town an irresistible antiquity and showcase its unique heritage and beauty.

Wondering what to do in Morpeth? For a luxury high street experience mixed with toe-tapping live music and monthly events, head to Sanderson Arcade where you can shop 'til you drop. Time your visit with the first Saturday of the month and take a traditional shopping trip through Morpeth’s Farmers’ Market. Pick up fresh pies or homemade pickles that are perfect for your picnic basket, as well as artisan breads, cheeses, and fruit chutneys.

Wander the woodland paths of colourful Carlisle Park, where romantic river rowing, a round of tennis and excellent events can all be enjoyed. Enjoy fun for all the family at the paddling pool, play area and aviary. Carlisle Park’s garden dedicated to William Turner, otherwise known as ‘The Father of English Botany’, is an idyllic, peaceful plot to admire flourishing fauna.

Did you know that Northumberland has its own musical instrument, the Northumbrian Pipes? Discover more about this unusual instrument at Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, a striking 13th Century Grade 1 listed building hosting a collection of over 120 sets of pipes from across Europe.
 

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