Corbridge | Days Out In The North Of England


I’d just like to warn that this post about Corbridge is fairly image heavy. There were so many good things to take a photo of. I’d always wanted to visit the town so when Mr NN and I were having an anniversary trip away recently near Hadrian’s Wall I thought it was the perfect opportunity to stop by.

Corbridge is just 16 miles west of Newcastle and 4 miles east of Hexham. We’d stopped off in the city on the Friday en route to our luxury cottage to visit our youngest son who is  at Northumbria University. We had lunch at Tapas Revolution which I wrote a review about here.

Mr NN laughed out loud when I quoted to him that as far back as 1827 Corbridge was known as a shopper’s paradise.

He knows me well.


I was able to persuade him it was a good idea and that there would be plenty of good pubs for our usual ‘Guinness pit stops’.

The-Black-Bull -Corbridge

The shops didn’t disappoint and practically every shop window was a work of art.




It took all my willpower not to go in this bakery and buy one of these humongous meringues!  Next time?



Even this hairdressers got in on the Easter window action. It’s clear there is a great community spirit amongst the retailers of Corbridge.









We spent a good couple of hours browsing, drinking and eating our way around Corbridge. It’s not overly big and easy to do a walking tour. There is a lot of history due to the town having significant Roman heritage.  It was once a supply base for the Romans before they hit the wilds of the rest of the country farther North.

We finished our afternoon tour with this lovely cake and a couple of cappuccinos at a very friendly little eaterie called Tea and Tipples.


Next time on our visit list is Hexham and Vindolanda. I’m intrigued by the history of the area. In another life I would’ve loved to have been an archaeologist!

Do you have any favourite Corbridge places to recommend?



  • Thanks for including a lovely photo of our shop window in the blog! So glad you enjoyed your trip to Corbridge
    Faye @ Finale Shoes

  • Hi, I recently visited Corbridge, too and really enjoyed looking around RE (REfound Objects), the newly-situated Forum Book Shop (in the old chapel) and had a great coffee and cake in Activ8 Cycles. There was an interesting micro-pub, too, opposite the bookshop and a lovely local delicatessen, The Corbridge Larder. Most of these are on Instagram. Glad I found the free car park – bit tricky to find at first!

    • Such a quaint little place isn’t it, Stuart with great community spirit it seems amongst the shop keepers?

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