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Located in the Heart of Northumberland the bustling historic market town of Morpeth is the gateway to an area of natural beauty. With easy access from the A1 and only 20 minutes from Newcastle City Centre there is so much more to do in Morpeth than you could ever imagine.
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There was a racecourse where horse racing events were held from 1730 until the mid 19th century.
The regular farmers market day is on the first Friday of every month 09:00 - 14:00.
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For some months in 1515–16 Margaret Tudor (Henry VIII's sister and Queen Consort of Scotland (James IV's widow) lay ill at Morpeth Castle, having been brought there from Harbottle Castle.
For the best in local produce, experience Morpeth's Farmers Market that takes place on the first Saturday of every month in the historic market place. Stay in a Morpeth Hotel in the heart of the market town, and you'll never be too far away from a great evening. There is also Rutherfords, an old-fashioned department store selling just about anything, that began trading in 1846.
Like the rest of the British Isles, Morpeth has a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. There is a Met Office weather station providing local climate data at Cockle Park, a short distance to the north of the town.
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A third church, St Aidan's, was founded in 1957 as a mission church to the Stobhill estate, on the south east of the town. It is a red brick 20th century building with a vaulted roof.
Darren was appointed editor of the Chronicle in September 2011, following a six-year spell as editor of the Evening Gazette in Teesside.
Morpeth is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11 to 18. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we achieved our second successive ‘Outstanding’ grading. All aspects of the school including ‘pupil achievement’, ‘behaviour’ and ‘quality of teaching’ were deemed ‘outstanding’. We believe our success is built upon the professionalism and commitment of all our staff – teaching and support - and a shared set of values.
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Welcome to Morpeth golf club, one of Northumberland’s premier golfing venues. Founded in 1906 and designed by 6 times open champion Harry Vardon, the course offers a great test of golf for all abilities.
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Morpeth Harrier Peter Newton saw off Ryan McLeod and Ian Hudspith to win the 36th Blaydon Race
You can wander along woodland paths in Morpeth's colourful Carlisle Park which boasts river boating, tennis courts and bowls. Stay for a week in a Morpeth Self Catering property, and you can enjoy the beautiful park with the added convenience of the local shops nearby. The park also plays host to the wonderful Turner Garden - celebrating the life of William Turner, the father of English botany who was born and educated at Morpeth.
1 Oct 2016 Farmers' Market at the Food & Drink Festival
The regular market day is Wednesday. Visitor enquiries please contact Morpeth Tourist Information Centre. Stall enquiries please call: 07909 688174
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The Roman Catholic church, dedicated to St Robert of Newminster, was built off Oldgate on land adjacent to Admiral Lord Collingwood's house. It opened in August 1850. Collingwood House is now the presbytery (residence) for the priest in charge of the church.
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Morpeth received its first charter of incorporation from Charles II. The corporation it created was controlled by seven companies or trade guilds : the Merchant Tailors, the Tanners, the Fullers and Dyers, the Smiths, the Cordwainers, the Weavers and the Butchers. This remained the governing charter until the borough was reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835.
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The name literally means 'murder path', though the incident that gave rise to this grisly appellation is no longer known.
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Located in the Heart of Northumberland the bustling historic market town of Morpeth is the gateway to an area of natural beauty. With easy access from the A1 and only 20 minutes from Newcastle City Centre their is so much more to do in Morpeth than you could ever imagine. With a mix of history, shopping, stunning parks & walks, great places to stay and eat all within walking distance in the main town centre you can visit for a day or stay for a week.
In 1552, William Hervey, Norroy King of Arms, granted the borough of Morpeth a coat of arms. The arms were the same as those of Roger de Merlay, but with the addition of a gold tower. In the letters patent, Hervey noted that he had included the arms of the "noble and valyaunt knyght ... for a p'petuall memory of his good will and benevolence towardes the said towne".
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