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Corbridge is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland. Lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it grew from the Roman town of CORSTOPITUM, a supply town for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. From the beginning Corstopitum provided much of the building stones used in the construction of many of the village buildings, including the church, Vicar's Pele and nearby castles.

In the thirteenth century Corbridge was second only to Newcastle in wealth and its citizens were heavily taxed to help pay for Edward 1's Scottish wars and its mediaeval street plan is much the same today. The Saxon church however has trebled in size by the addition of aisles, transepts and chancel to the inner Saxon tower and na´ve whilst The Vicar's Pele illustrates the fierceness of Border warfare which burnt Corbridge to the ground several times.
The bridge at Corbridge is the oldest of the mediaeval bridges which became derelict by the 17th century, and was finally replaced in 1674.
As far back as 1827 Corbridge was a place renowned for its small shops and several of the decorated fronts still survive. Today Corbridge is still known for its quaintness and unique boutique shops and is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Northumberland.
On arrival pick up a copy of the Tynedale Visitor magazine from the Tourist Information Centre in Hill Street or the newsagents - it is jammed packed with local events from the Hexham Races to the Border Reivers!
Coming Events
Find out what's on in the Corbridge area.
28/01/2014 - 30/12/2014
Local Action on Hearing Loss at Corbridge Methodist Church Hall
02/02/2014 - 30/11/2014
Hexham Boot Fayre every Sunday
05/04/2014 - 20/04/2014
EASTER EGG TRAIL AT KIELDER CASTLE
20/04/2014
FAMILY BUSHCRAFTS
24/04/2014 - 08/05/2014
Hexham Book Festival
25/04/2014
Wot? No Fish!!
26/04/2014
EATING FESTIVAL & SPRING FAIR 2014
29/04/2014
Kissing Sid James
11/05/2014
Corbridge Fastlane Car Show 2014
11/05/2014
KIELDER VINTAGE AND CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW
14/05/2014
DEN BUILDING
16/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
CONTINENTAL MARKET & ART TRAIL Hexham
21/05/2014
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
22/05/2014 - 25/05/2014
HEXHAM GATHERING & ART TRAIL
25/05/2014
BUSHCRAFTS SURVIVAL DAY
26/05/2014
WATER DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
26/05/2014
Northumberland County Show 2014
27/05/2014
The Moon Cannot Be Stolen (in the Green Room)
28/05/2014
HIGH ROPES DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
30/05/2014
SWING AND CLIMB DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
30/05/2014
Misunderstood Monsters
31/05/2014
Allendale Fair
07/06/2014 - 08/06/2014
Annual Steam and Vintage Rally 2014 Corbridge
12/06/2014 - 14/06/2014
13th ANNUAL TYNEDALE BEER FESTIVAL 2014 - CORBRIDGE
22/06/2014
HEXHAM RACES LADIES DAY - Yarridge Heights
06/07/2014
MG Northumbria - Classics in Corbridge Car Show 2014
06/07/2014
Hexham Carnival 2014
12/07/2014
Corbridge Festival 2014
12/07/2014 - 13/07/2014
Summer Fayre at Brockbushes Farm, Corbridge
13/07/2014
Haltwhistle Annual Carnival
19/09/2014 - 27/09/2014
Hexham Festival of Music and Arts 2014
04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
KIELDER MARATHON + Junior Races with Steve Cram
25/10/2014 - 02/11/2014
Halloween at Brocksbushes
27/10/2014
Spook Night starts at 3pm.....
03/11/2014
Bonfire Night in Hexham - Free Entry
06/11/2014 - 09/11/2014
Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre
23/11/2014
Hexham Christmas Lights Switch On
08/12/2014
Hexham Christmas Market starts at 12 NOON
28/12/2014
Hexham Christmas Ceilidh
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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