What’s On North East: Things To Do In Corbridge

Looking for things to do in Corbridge? Here's our guide to what's on in this quaint Northumberland village...

The quaint Northumbrian village of Corbridge is bursting with natural beauty, Roman history and fantastic independent businesses. There’s so much to discover in this vibrant village.

Flanked by rolling countryside and filled with stunning stone-built architecture, with the River Tyne flowing right through, Corbridge is everything you’d want from a picturesque Northumbrian village. Bringing modernity and traditional charm together in one quaint package, there’s so much to explore in this ex-Roman stronghold.

Stroll by the river bank with your camera, wind your way through the streets for a bit of retail therapy, or simply cosy up in one of the welcoming pubs and watch the world go by with a pint. It’s luxe, It’s laid-back and it’s everything you could want from a trip to the Northumbrian countryside.

Things to do >>


Walking the banks

Positioned on a lovely spot by the River Tyne, Corbridge is the perfect place for a refreshing stroll with your pooch. Discover glistening waterfalls and weirs as you stride along in your wellies. Dig out your walking boots if you’re up for a long walk and follow the river east, all the way to Hexham.

Roman rambling

Whilst taking in the beautiful views of the Tyne, you’re also bound to come across some of Corbridge’s Roman history. Known as Coria to the Romans, Corbridge was the most northerly town in the Roman Empire and you can still visit forts that have survived from those days. History buffs can take the short walk to Dilston Castle or even head to the nearby Hadrian’s Wall.


Places to shop >>



The jewel in the crown of the Corbridge shopping scene, RE is a world of all things wonderful, nestled away in Bishop’s Yard. RE doesn’t just specialise in one thing, it’s home to a multitude of amazing trinkets. Delightful home decor, funky fabrics, one-of-a-kind pieces and a bunch of dreamy desirables you didn’t know you needed. It’s like the most stylish and bold flea market you could ever imagine – a must visit!


Nicky Jones

Located at 10-12 Middle Street, Nicky Jones is the go-to shop for unique pieces of furniture. Boasting a showroom of bold and beautiful items – painted or unpainted, large or small, resurfaced, reupholstered, repaired and ready to grace any home. You may just pick up a rare vintage find!


Corbridge Cookshop

Right on the high street, Corbridge Cookshop is home to lots of crafty gifts, home accessories and top notch cookware. So, grab some cool Corbridge memorabilia and maybe a new set of top-of-the-range pots and pans whilst you’re at it.


J.A Stobo & Son

An absolute staple of the Corbridge shopping experience, J.A Stobo & Son – known affectionately as Stobo’s by the locals – is a family run greengrocer that’s been standing strong on Market Square since 1956. Head there before your Roman adventures and stock up on some organic treats.


Purple Hound

If you love to pamper your pooches as much as we do then you’ll adore the Purple Hound. This quirky pet accessory emporium is full to the brim with doggie delights and pawfect treats. Get your dog geared up with a stylish new coat, cute toy or cosy bed to crash in after those long Corbridge walks.



Places to eat & drink >>


The Angel of Corbridge

When it comes to cosy pubs you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere as inviting as The Angel. With the fire roaring, local ales on tap and a huge menu of the highest tier pub-grub, once you’ve settled down in The Angel it’ll be tough to convince you to come back out! If you’ve been out fishing or hunting, they’re happy to exchange your catch for some drinks – and they’ll cook it for you!


The Golden Lion

Another inviting place for a tipple or two, The Golden Lion is a beautiful Grade II listed building filled with character and local hospitality. Only five miles north of Corstopitum – the ancient Roman supply depot for Roman soldiers who defended Hadrian’s Wall – The Golden Lion is the perfect stop off for Corbridge history hunters.


Il Piccolo

You can’t beat a bit of indulgent Italian food and great wine, and that’s exactly what’s on offer at Il Piccolo. Boasting authentic dishes and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, it’s the go-to spot for an easy-going evening out in Corbridge.


The Valley

The Valley has been welcoming diners since 1991, using fresh local ingredients to create authentic dishes that have kept people coming back over and over again. If you’re after award-winning Indian cuisine in elegant surroundings, The Valley is certainly worth a visit.


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