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Holidays in Corbridge

A village packed with character in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country

Aydon Castle

Though at first impressions Corbridge may appear to be a sleepy countryside village, there is much more to this settlement than first meets the eye. Corbridge in fact has fascinating Roman origins, and was the most northerly town of the Roman Empire.

Known by the Romans as Corstopitum, the village played the role of a Roman supply town, which fed the troops who worked on the nearby Hadrian’s Wall, and the remains of the garrison can still be seen today, just west of the town centre. Here you can walk through a time capsule of real Roman streets and discover a number of fascinating finds at the museum. Corbridge is an excellent place to base yourself if you are looking to explore the length of Hadrian’s Wall, with the Chesters Roman Fort and the Brunton Turret both close by.

Corbridge at sunset

The village also boasts another fantastic attraction in the form of Aydon Castle, located just a mile away. Aydon Castle is immaculately preserved and one of the best examples of a 13th century manor house in England, being a place of contention between the English and the Scots in the following century. Visitors can also explore the surrounding woodlands as well as the walled orchard, perfect for picnics. Corbridge’s St Andrew’s Church is also a notable historical landmark for having been consecrated in 676 by St Wilfrid. Over the centuries it has seen many additions and changes, including a Norman doorway and a First World War memorial in the form of a lychgate, making it well worth a visit.

The village is also well known for its shopping, with its centre mainly consisting of independent and boutique-style stores, with some even dating from as far back as the 1820s. Surrounded by many historic houses, buildings and churches, visitors will really feel like they have taken a step back in time when they explore Corbridge. Every year Tynedale Park plays host to the Corbridge Festival, which offers live music, street theatre, a variety of stalls and a beer tent, bringing together the whole community.

“Corbridge has fascinating Roman origins, and was the most northerly town of the Roman Empire…”

As well as a variety of places to shop, Corbridge has much to choose from in the way of pubs, tearooms and restaurants. The Corbridge Larder has been a popular delicatessen and coffee shop for thirty years, while the Angel of Corbridge is a historic coaching inn dating back to 1569, with an award-winning fish and chip takeaway attached.

For even more information on how to make the most of your stay in Corbridge, be sure to visit the Tourist Information Centre in the heart of the village.

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While you’re there

St Andrew’s Church

A church in the heart of the village that dates back to the year 676

Aydon Castle

A stunning 13th century manor house with lovely surrounding gardens and orchard

Corbridge Roman Town and Museum

One of the best-preserved examples of Roman settlement in England, with a wealth of artefacts to see in the museum

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