Corbridge is a village in Northumberland.
Corbridge was known to the ancient Romans as Coria, and was at one time the northernmost town of the Roman Empire. Due to its status as a border town, it has often suffered the effects of warfare throughout its long history. Nowadays though it is a peaceful country village, bypassed by traffic on the main A69 trunk road and with numerous shops and cafes among the old stone buildings, a pleasant place to while away some time.
Drivers with time to spare approaching from the north or south should consider using the ancient (don't worry it has been modernised to modern A-road standards!) A68 Darlington - Edinburgh road, known since Roman times as Dere Street. The section from Tow Law - Corbridge - Otterburn sees relatively little traffic (lorry-drivers tend to avoid it due to the steep gradients), and is the "classic" Roman road, scorning the topography of the landscape to form long straights with sharp peaks and troughs, and offering some spectacular views as it traverses the high moorlands. Do heed the warning signs if using this road - there are countless blind summits on those long straights and when the bends do appear, they can be pretty tight.
- 1 Corbridge Roman Site, Corchester Lane, NE45 5NT (1/2 mile NW of Corbridge, follow the signs), ☏ . 1 Apr-30 Sep: 10AM-5:30PM 7 days; 1 Oct-1 Nov: 10AM-4PM 7 days; 2 Nov-31 Mar: 10AM-4PM Sat & Sun. Fortunately for historians, archaeologists, and those of us with a passing interest, this garrison town was abandoned after Roman rule in Britain collapsed. Now it's possible to walk along the old main street, passing the remains of granaries, temples, workshops and markets. The site museum holds a fascinating collection of artefacts which have been excavated from the ruins. adults £5.40, children £3.20, concessions £4.90.
- 2 Roman Bridge. The remains of the old bridge can be seen at the bank of Tyne.
- 3 Aydon Castle, Off Aydon Road, NE45 5PJ, ☏ . adults £4.00, children £2.40, concessions £3.60.
- Northumberland County Show, Tynedale Park. This popular agricultural show takes place annually on the Spring Bank Holiday (usually the last Monday in May).
- 1 The Black Bull, Middle St. An English pub with traditional food creatively prepared, and with great desserts. This place will remind you that haggis actually belongs to North England just as well as to Scotland.
- 1 Norgate B&B, 7 Leazes Terrace, Stagshaw Rd, ☏ . Wi-Fi. Walkers/ Cyclists Welcome.
- 2 Peartree B&B, Roman Way, ☏ . Walkers/ Cyclists Welcome