Close to Northumberland’s border with Tyne and Wear, the cosmopolitan town on Ponteland is packed with boutique shops, jolly pubs and plenty of good spots to eat. Quirkily named, Ponteland literally means ‘Island in the Pont’, the name of the river flowing through the town.

Alongside its shops and restaurants, are clues to Ponteland’s historic past. The skeletal remains of a 14th century Pele Tower still stand, while the town’s Blackbird Inn houses the basement of a 14th century tower known as Ponteland Castle which was ransacked by the Scots in 1388.  Visit the inn’s Tunnel Room where a secret tunnel is supposedly bricked up behind the fireplace. It is said to connect the basement with St. Mary's Church.

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Alnwick Castle
Arts & Crafts Shop
Ponteland
Alan Reed specialises in painting landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, sport and figurative work. Paintings and prints of Northumberland can be seen in his Studio & Gallery in Ponteland where we wel ...
Lambing Weekend
Wildlife events
Ponteland
Kirkley Hall is celebrating the first signs of spring by inviting the animal loving public to see our new born lambs ...
Main House
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Hotel
Ponteland
Horton Grange Country House Hotel is an elegant, grade - II listed Country House Hotel with 9 bedrooms, situated just 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre, and with great access to rural Northumberla ...
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Meerkats at Kirkley
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Alcedine Lodge
Self Catering
Ponteland
New from July 2016, this spacious dormer cottage, sleeping up to 6 offers the best of all worlds. In Ponteland, situated in the gateway to Northumberland, it gives the visitor easy access to all areas ...
St Marys Across the Green
Church
Ponteland
Norman church in centre of village. Lovely old stone, with some interesting memorials. A place of peace and quiet - the churchyard is beautiful when the spring bulbs are out. ...
Ponteland Market Day
Markets
Ponteland
Merton Way –  Visitor enquiries: Morpeth TIC 01670 623455 The market is not currently running. Street Trading may be available. Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland ...
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Family Attraction
Ponteland
Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, we have over one hundred species of animals including meerkats, coatis, wallaby and many more including our petting barn. Visitors can meet the keepers and learn ...
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Easter Exhibition
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Visit us on Easter Saturday to see a stunning collection of original watercolour paintings and limited edition prints. ...
Robert Conlon Professional Touring Services
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Offers a full range of tours of the region and will design customised programmes to meet specific needs if required. ...

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