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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.
15/10/2014 - 20/12/2016
PARKING IN CORBRIDGE
22/04/2016 - 04/05/2016
Hexham Book Festival 11th Anniversary
07/05/2016 - 07/05/2017
Hexham Orpheus Choir
21/05/2016 - 22/05/2016
Hexham Gathering
22/05/2016
Corbridge Fastlane Car Show 2015
30/05/2016
Northumberland County Show 2016
03/06/2016
Dont Dribble on the Dragon
11/06/2016 - 12/06/2016
Annual Steam and Vintage Rally 2016 Corbridge
14/06/2016
HEXHAM REGATTA - Tyne Green
16/06/2016 - 18/06/2016
Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival 2016
19/06/2016
HEXHAM RACES LADIES DAY - Yarridge Heights
25/06/2016
Armed Forces Day
03/07/2016
MG Northumbrias Classic Vehicle Show in Corbridge
03/07/2016
Hexham Carnival 2016
03/07/2016
Hexham Carnival 2016
09/07/2016
CORBRIDGE FESTIVAL
13/12/2016 - 30/12/2016
THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling
31/12/2016 - 31/10/2016
Stick Man Trail
View the Events Diary for a full list of planned events in and around Corbridge
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