Close to Northumberland’s border with Tyne and Wear, the cosmopolitan town on Ponteland is packed with boutique shops, jolly pubs and plenty of good spots to eat. Quirkily named, Ponteland literally means ‘Island in the Pont’, the name of the river flowing through the town.

Alongside its shops and restaurants, are clues to Ponteland’s 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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Countryside Festival
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Ponteland
Date: Sunday May 12 Time: 10am - 4pm Price: £5 per person, Under 12's - FREE Expect to see a variety of stalls selling local crafts, food and drink; a whole host of get involved activities as we ...

Horton Grange Entrance
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Horton Grange Country House Hotel is an elegant, grade - II listed Country House Hotel with 9 bedrooms, situated just 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre, and with great access to rural Northumberla ...
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Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, we have over one hundred species of animals including meerkats, coatis, wallaby and many more including our petting barn. Visitors can meet the keepers and learn ...
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Meerkats at Kirkley
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The North East Dog Festival
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Alcedine Lodge
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St Marys Across the Green
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Ponteland
Norman church in centre of village. Lovely old stone, with some interesting memorials. A place of peace and quiet - the churchyard is beautiful when the spring bulbs are out. ...

Easter Egg Hunt
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Ponteland
Friday 19th April - Sunday 21st April Time: 10am and 12pm (all days) Price: £13 per child (includes one adult), £4.95 (additional adults) The Easter Bunny is getting ready for the busiest ...

Ponteland Market Day
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Ponteland
Merton Way –  Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455 The market is not currently running. Street Trading may be available. Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland ...

Easter Egg Hunt
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Ponteland
CCan you help the Easter bunny find her eggs? Her assistant Eric has lost them...he didn't mean too - it was an accident but he cant remember where he's put them Date: Friday 19th April - Sunday 21st ...

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