South East Northumberland combines stunning coastal scenary with a proud sense of industrial heritage.

Ashington is one of the largest towns in Northumberland and at one point it was known as the largest mining village in the world. Ashington offers a good range of shops and its market day is Tuesday.

Blyth beach huts

The vibrant Blyth beach huts

Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. Here you will find the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand, home to the only beach huts in Norhtumberland.

Morpeth is the place to visit if you want stylish shopping and a rich history to explore the historic county town of Northumberland. With a unique combination of history, heritage and beauty, this bustling market town is the ideal base to explore what the county of Northumberland has to offer.

Northumberlandia at Blagdon

The world's largest human form landscape sculpture

Nearby is the amazing Northumberlandia, a giant man-made human form. Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives is home to the paintings by the Ashington Group, brought to life in the 'Pitman Painters' play and Broadway Show.

Seaton Delaval Hall is a magnificent Baroque house rencently saved for the nation by the National Trust. Wallington Hall & Gardens and Belsay Hall provide fascinating glimpses of our past.

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    Morpeth Tourist Information Centre

    The Chantry
    Bridge Street
    NE61 1PD

    +44 01670 623455

    Our Lady at Delaval
    Seaton Delaval

    A small, serene, historic church, which is more than 900 years old and is still in use regularly for Sunday services and weddings etc.

    Northumberlandia near Cramlington
    Sightseeing and Leisure

    The world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape. Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks.

    A view of Druridge Bay Country Park
    Great Outdoors
    Woodhorn Colliery is a heritage museum. The country park, once the site of a colliery spoil heap, features a wide variety of wildlife in its woodland and 40-acre lake.
    Inside Bothal Church
    Grade 1 church of Norman origin. Outstanding historical features include tudor tomb, medieval stained glass, Jacobean communion rail, 600 year old nave roof etc. Beautiful seating
    Blyth Market Day

    Blyth Market Place – Wednesday (flea market), Friday & Saturday Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455


    Stall enquiries: Neil Brown, Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@northumberland.gov.uk Tel: 07909688174


    Bedlington Market Day

    Market Place – Thursday Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455


    Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@northumberland.gov.uk Tel: 07909688174


    Cresswell Pond Nature Reserve
    Nature and Wildlife
    Brackish lagoon and reed beds with hide for bird-watching. Large number of roosting waders and wildfowl all year.
    Bedlington Country Park Local Nature Reserve Lake Stepping Stones
    Nature and Wildlife
    Public areas, horse and nature trails and angling.
    Plessey Woods Country Park
    Great Outdoors

    Country Park with open meadows, pleasant woodland and river walks. Visitor centre with displays and sales of books, maps and gifts, cafe and children's play area.

    Seaton Delaval Hall
    Historic sites
    Seaton Delaval

    Seaton Delaval Hall comprising a centre block between 2 arcaded and pedimented wings, the east wing contains fine stables and there are gardens with statues.

    Ashington Market Day

    The general market operates every Tuesday on Station Road in the town centre. Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455 – Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@northumberland.gov.uk Tel: 07909688174

    Museums and galleries

    From coal mining communities to contemporary art: discover a proud past, The Pitmen Painters and the best in art and heritage at Northumberland's biggest museum.

    Outside Church of Our Lady
    Seaton Delaval
    12thC private chapel for nearly 800 years, a parish church since 1891. Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Georgian features, superb Norman arches. 13thC effigies, six hatchments. Window bought here from the Coliseum in Regents Park, London.

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