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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.
02/01/2014 - 20/11/2014
Kielder Volunteers
25/01/2014 - 29/11/2014
Northumbria Healers
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
26/06/2014 - 27/09/2014
ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY
22/07/2014 - 26/08/2014
SPACE CAMP - ROCKETS & MORE
31/07/2014
FAMILY BUSHCRAFTS
25/08/2014
RED SQUIRREL SAFARI
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.....
29/10/2014
FAMILY BUSHCRAFTS
03/11/2014
Bonfire Night in Hexham - Free Entry
06/11/2014 - 09/11/2014
Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre
08/11/2014
Mind, Body, Spirit Event
23/11/2014
Hexham Christmas Lights Switch On
08/12/2014
Hexham Christmas Market starts at 12 NOON
28/12/2014
Hexham Christmas Ceilidh
31/12/2014
The Allendale Tar Barrel March
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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