CORBRIDGE & HEXHAM
Corbridge has its famous bridge over the Tyne River and Aydon Castle is nearby.
Hexham is the local market town and has a cattle market, a variety of shops, Queens Hall concert venue, an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre, a good garden centre and the historic Hexham Abbey.
HADRIANS WALL COUNTRY
The remains of the old Roman town of Corstopitum is nearby.
Hadrians Roman Wall is but a few miles away, where you can visit forts at Vindolanda andHousesteads and Chesters.
Peaceful unspoilt Northumberland is a region of spectacularcastles and coastline and is ideal for walking.
There are numerous other places of interest to visit, such asKielder Water, and the Scottish Borders.
In County Durham, the land of Prince Bishops, you can seeDurham Cathedral and Beamish Museum.
To the east there is Newcastle, with its new Millennium Bridge and the Baltic Art Centre, and the Gateshead Metro Centre, one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe.