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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.
09/08/2015 - 15/12/2015
MISTER TWISTERS
05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015
The Big Roman Soldier Weekend
05/09/2015
NIGHT TIME PATROL AT HADRIANS WALL
05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015
GLADIATORIAL LIFE & TIMES at Corbridge Roman Town
05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015
TALES FROM THE WALL
05/09/2015
Corbridge Village Show
05/09/2015
COMEDY EVENING WITH MAGNA LAUGHTER
11/09/2015
The Rotary Club of Tynedale Annual Golf Tournament
13/09/2015
Boyhood - Sixth Season of Corbridge Film Nights
18/09/2015 - 26/09/2015
Hexham Abbey Festival of Music and Arts
27/09/2015
Perfume Workshop with Tanya Moulding
27/09/2015
Locke - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
03/10/2015 - 04/10/2015
HALF MARATHON WEEKEND AT KEILDER
18/10/2015
Two Days One Night - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
23/10/2015 - 24/10/2015
Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn
31/10/2015
SWING AND CLIMB DAY AT CALVERT TRUST KIELDER
15/11/2015
Timbuktu - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
07/12/2015
Carol Singing and Late Night shopping in Corbridge
11/12/2015 - 19/12/2015
Kielder Suite Christmas Ball at Slaley Hall, Hexham
11/12/2015 - 28/12/2015
The Legend of King Arthur
13/12/2015
Samba - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
31/12/2015
Kielder Suite New Year Ball at Slaley Hall, HEXHAM
31/12/2015
New Years Eve Family Party at Slaley Hall
17/01/2016
Ida - Corbridge Film Night Sixth Season
21/02/2016
Leviathan - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
17/04/2016
Wild Tales - Corbridge Film Nights Sixth Season
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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