Morpeth is another of the beautiful historic market towns that Northumberland has to offer. Whilst heritage lies at the heart of Morpeth, it is also home to the hustle and bustle of traditional farmers markets alongside trendy bars and restaurants. This irresistible town is located just 25 minutes from Newcastle.
In Morpeth, you are likely to find large stone Victorian properties. There are also various new build sites on the outskirts of the town.
On average, you will look to pay around £298 for a four-bedroom family home.
Population of 31,869, the most common age group is 66+, however with lots of new housing on the outskirts, and with easy transport links and schooling options, Morpeth has become a very popular location for new families and first-time buyers.
Morpeth has a selection of primary and secondary schools to choose from, making it a great location for families. The King Edward VI Academy (secondary school) was awarded an outstanding rating from Ofsted. All of the schools in Morpeth are situated close to the town centre and are easy to walk to, or to get to by public transport.
Shopping and Leisure
Morpeth is home to many local boutiques and retailers, true to the town’s old market charm. However, The Sanderson Arcade, the town’s shopping centre, has recently been renovated and is home to national retailers such as Fat Face, Hobbs and Next.
Morpeth has a good selection of national supermarkets such as Marks and Spencer and Morrisons but also has a selection of delis which sell a range of local produce. Morpeth hosts a farmer’s market every Wednesday in the town square.
Pubs and Restaurants
Morpeth hosts a range of trendy bars and restaurants that cater to the young professionals that choose to live in the town and commute to Newcastle. Perhaps due to the town’s proximity to Newcastle, there is a wide variety of cuisines available. As well as trendy bars and restaurants, Morpeth is a great place to meet friends to enjoy a lunch with plenty of cafes to choose from.
Just outside of Morpeth is White House Farm, a family and fun packed day out. White House Farm is a family-run farm where you can feed and pet farm animals and make memories in their adventure playground, soft play of indoor racetrack.
If you’re looking for a woodland walk, check out Carlise Park, where romantic river rowing, a round of tennis and excellent events can also be enjoyed.
Morpeth often hosts a variety of large events including food festivals, Oktober Fest and music festivals.
Morpeth has many large new homes sites, with plans to develop further. National developers include Bellway Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes.
As well as being just 25 minutes’ drive from the centre of Newcastle, Morpeth also has its own train station with national links.