Town’s gems feature in travel guide

Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Carlisle Park, Morpeth

Morpeth has been included in a new travel guide for Northumberland.

Slow Travel: Northumberland is an insider’s guide to the county that encourages visitors and residents alike to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link the ‘Castle Coast’ with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and villages of the interior.

The guide covers the whole of the county, as well as Newcastle and the North Tyneside Coast.

St Mary Magdalene Church in Mitford, Carlisle Park, Chantry Footbridge, and the Market Place all get a look in, as well as attractions such as Alnwick Castle and Gardens and Hadrian’s Wall.

Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts are included.

As well as offering a guide to the popular and well known castles, beaches, and historical buildings, it also recommends the road less travelled, to some of Northumberland’s less well-known villages.

To celebrate the launch of Slow Travel Northumberland, Bradt Travel Guides is running a competition to find the most perfect day in the county.

To enter, simply write a description of your perfect day in no more than 500 words. First place will win a short break holiday at Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, and two runners-up will receive annual family passes to Alnwick Castle.

The deadline for entries is June 30. Email your entries to with the subject line Northumberland Competition.

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