Ponteland tourist information
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Ponteland tourist information

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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Ponteland Market Day
Ponteland Market Day
Ponteland no longer holds a weekly market, however they do have the occasional street trader. If you are interested in street trading, please contact Neil Brown, Markets Manager, Northumberland ...
St Marys Across the Green
St Mary's Church
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. ...
Alcedine Lodge
Alcedine Lodge
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This spacious dormer cottage, sleeping up to 6 offers the best of all worlds https://alcedinelodge.wordpress.com/ situated in the gateway to Northumberland, Ponteland gives the visitor easy access to ...
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