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9 Morpeth Hotels and Guest Houses

Waterford Lodge Hotel

 

0.3 miles from Morpeth

Castle Sq, Morpeth, NE61 1YD · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1670 512004

  

Single from: £64.95

Double from: £103.27

per room per night

The Premier Lodge

3 stars

0.3 miles from Morpeth

6 Staithes Lane, Morpeth, NE61 1TD · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1670 518550

Score 6.9 from 9 reviews

Single from: £35.00

Double from: £35.00

per room per night

Throphill Grange

 

4.2 miles from Morpeth

Mitford, Morpeth, NE61 3QN · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1670 772332

Score 9.8 from 61 reviews

Single from: £90.00

Double from: £135.00

per room per night

Riverside Guest House

 

0.1 miles from Morpeth

77 Newgate St, Morpeth, NE61 1BX · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1670 515026

  

Single from: £55.00

 

per room per night

Morpeth is located on the River Wansbeck that goes from the east to town. Morpeth developed around a vital crossing point of the river. After the Norman Conquest the town was then owned by the De Merlay family. By 1095 a baily castle with a mote had been built. Ranulf de Merlay who was lord of Morpeth, founded the Newminster Abbey in 1138 to be one of the first of the daughter houses. In 1199 Roger de Merlay was given a market charter for the town from King John. The market is still held there today on Wednesdays.

A fire in 1215 severely damaged by fire during the First Barons' War. During the 13th Century a stone bridge was built over the Wansbeck to replace what was previously being used. In the 14th Century Morpeth Castle was constructs by Panuph de Perlay where a previously fortress had once stood. All that remains today is parts of the ruins of the castle walls and the gatehouse. During 1512 to 1516, for several months Margaret Tudur, Queen Corost of Scotland and the sister of Henry VIII, rested in Morpeth whilst she was ill.

She was brought there from Harbottle Castle and eventually she was well enough in May of 1516 to go to London. In 1540, John Leland, the royal antiquary, described Morpeth as "a far fairer town than Alnwick" and as "long and metlely well-builded with low houses." The Norroy King of Arms, William Hervery grant Morpeth a coat of arms in 1552. The arms were just like Roger de Merlay's but with a gold tower added. Morpeth first charter of incorporation cane form Charless II.

In 1835 the borough of Morpeth was reformed by the Municpal Corporations Act. A famous radical and journalist, William Cobbett, who wrote Rural Rides, resided with Robert Blakey in Morpeth in 1832 while he was on a speak tour of the northeast. Blakey and Cobbett enjoyed conversations that could last for up to eight hours. Morpeth had one of the main markets for cattle that served northern England until the 19th Century. When the railway opened they made transporting things to Newcastle easier, and the market declined.

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