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Enjoy the vibrant high street, stunning riverside setting and quaint, winding lanes of Ponteland. Boasting boutique shops, bustling bars, cosy cafes and exquisite restaurants, it suits those seeking sophistication in their Northumberland getaway.

The ‘Island in the Pont’

Ponteland sits in the south of Northumberland on the banks of the River Pont. Its name literally means ‘Island in the Pont', and despite its refreshingly rural setting, it is something of a social hub and is the closest thing to cosmopolitan in the county.

The quintessentially British Post Box Cafe, with a post office-esque exterior and an irresistibly warm interior, is a cosy cafe by day and candle-lit bar/ restaurant by night. Bustling bars, with roadside terraces perfect for sipping on a cocktail in the sunshine, line the High Street, and there are local pubs-aplenty for a more traditional evening.

Alongside its shops and restaurants are clues to a historic past; the skeletal remains of a 14th century Pele Tower still stand, while the town’s Blackbird Inn houses the basement of a 14th century tower known as Ponteland Castle which was ransacked by the Scots in 1388.  Visit the Inn’s Tunnel Room where a secret tunnel is supposedly bricked up behind the fireplace. It is said to connect the basement with St. Mary's Church.
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