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Corbridge

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Northumberland
England

A jewel in the crown of Northumberland. Lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Well known for its quaintness and unique boutique shops Corbridge is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Northumberland.

Corbridge grew form the Roman settlement of Corstopitum. The town and fort were (and still are) situated on crossroads of Romans roads: Dere Street (which later became known as Watling Street) and the Stanegate.

Visitors can visit the Corstopitum Roman Fort and Garrison town, the two large Granaries are particularly impressive with their raised floors, as is the remains of the Fountain House.

Later, Roman stone was used to construct buildings in the village including the Church, Vicar Pele and nearby castles.

As far back as 1827 Corbridge was a place renowned for its small, independent shops and several of the decorated fronts still survive.

Today Corbridge houses a range of innovative and interesting shops, pubs and coffee shops.

Walking towards the river you can enjoy walks along the river bank or stop and enjoy the views of the river Tyne from the 17th century Bridge, the only bridge on the Tyne left standing after the floods of 1771.

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