Corbridge is a beautiful, historic, market town with ancient roots in the Tyne Valley.
There is a great variety of accommodation, resturaunts, walks, and attractions in and around Corbridge, which is an ideal base if you are planning to walk the Wall, to explore some of the area's unmissable attractions including Hadrian's Wall.
Corbridge's roots are ancient. The Romans founded a settlement, then known then as Coria, the remains of which you can see today, at Corbridge Roman Town, site of one of UK's oldest churches, St Andrew's, consecrated in AD674, built from Roman stone by the Saxons, and one of only 3 fortified vicarages in the UK. Now a peaceful and picturesque town, belies a past dotted with many battles and skirmishes, such as the Battle of Corbridge, fought in 918 between Scots, Norse, and Northumbrians, the detruction of the town by William Wallace in the 13th century, and innumeral raids by Border Reivers. These raids lead to the construction of many fortiefied towers, known as Peel Towers, the Vicar's Peel is now a pub.
Corbridge is known for it's large number of independent businesses, with popular independant book shop, baker, art shops, traditional grocer and more. There are acclaimed independent clothes and shoe shops, beauticians and hairdressers, fabric and interior design shops and antique and vintage emporiums. . Lovely cafes, over half a dousen historic pubs, a deli, a butcher and a wine bar and a range of Britsh, Italian, and Indian resturaunts.
Corbridge is very accessible at the crossroads of the east-west, Newcastle to Carlisle A69 and the north-south Edinburgh to Darlington A68. Corbridge Railway Station is on the Tyne Valley line between Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle with connections to both the East Coast and West Coast main lines. While Corbridge has an excellent bus service, including express buses to and from Newcastle. And Newcastle Airport is just a short drive or taxi ride away. Find out more at Corbridge Visitor Information Website; https://www.visitcorbridge.co.uk/about/