North Northumberland

North Northumberland Area Guide

Our Morpeth and Alnwick branches are ideally placed to lovingly take care of all properties within North Northumberland. This is a vast and beautiful area of the region covering striking coastal villages such as Alnmouth and Amble to the branches own historic towns of Morpeth and Alnwick.

The county town of Morpeth, Northumberland combines specialist shopping facilities, historical buildings and plentiful accommodation. Morpeth is just 20 minutes from the Metro Centre shopping complex in Gateshead and the regional capital Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Normans sited a castle in the town above the River Wansbeck and 12th century Cistercians built an abbey nearby. Although these have largely gone, much of the old Morpeth does remain and is outlined in a fascinating town trail. The 13th century Chantry has been restored to provide a home for the unique Bagpipe Museum, Northumbrian Craft Centre and the Tourist Information Centre. By blending old and new, Morpeth remains at heart what it has always been - a market town of great character and the focal point for villages around.

Morpeth has excellent transport links with extensive bus and rail networks as well as direct access to the A1 North and South.

In recent years, Morpeth has benefitted from capital investment to the introduction of the upmarket Sanderson Arcade housing many high end shops and cafés.

Within a short distance of our Morpeth and Alnwick offices, lie the wonderful country estates and gardens such as Wallington Hall, Belsay Hall, Alnwick Castle/Gardens, Lilidorei and beautiful stretches of coastline including Druridge Bay.

Other notable areas covered by our Morpeth and Alnwick offices include Longhorsley, Longframlington, Rothbury, Swarland, Alnwick, Shilbottle and beyond.

The video below contains a more thorough description of the beautiful historic town of Alnwick.