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Postcode: NE42 | code search
Population: 12000
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The name ‘Prudhoe’ is thought to by many to be derived from the Saxon “Pruddha’s Hoe, (or Hill)”. Others believe it to mean Proud Heights.
The town’s official history begins in the Norman Conquest and the building of Prudhoe Castle in the 12th century. This well preserved ancient stronghold is in the care of English Heritage and open to visitors. Associated with the Castle is Prudhoe Grange, a private residence. This was originally a 13th century chapel dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, and is reputedly haunted.

Prudhoe is rapidly gaining an enviable reputation as a centre for eating-out due to the wide diversity of pubs and cafes offering traditional fare alongside Italian, Chinese and Indian restaurants providing an alternative choice. If you are in a hurry then a variety of ‘takeaways’, including award winning Fish & Chips, are available. The only problem is deciding which to sample.

For walkers and ramblers there are woodland walks, amongst the flora and fauna in Prudhoe Hall, Priestclose and Eltringham woods. The more energetic walkers will relish the network of waymarked footpaths and bridleways, which lead up onto the hills and fells to the south of Prudhoe. The panoramic views of the Tyne Valley, and the Cheviot Hills beyond, are truly breathtaking.
Nearby, other places of interest to the visitor are, George Stephenson’s cottage at Wylam and the small Railway Museum in the village, and the birth place of Thomas Bewick, the renowned wood engraver, at Cherryburn, Mickley.

Legendary ‘northern hospitality’ is alive and well in Prudhoe. You can always be certain of a warm Geordie welcome. Population 12,000


Prudhoe Castle
Tyne Riverside Country Park


Yoga - Marcus Wilson


I Lightfoot
W H Lymburn & Associates


Adderlane Surgery
Riversdale Surgery

Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services

Golf Club



Prudhoe Market

Pub and Bar

Adam & Eve
Falcon Inn
Fox & Hounds
Halfway House
The Northumbria


Franco Restaurant
Jade Palace
Palki Indian Tandoori Restaurant


Highfield Middle School
Prudhoe Community High School

Prudhoe West First School


Caris Solicitors
Lewis & Co


B B Taxis
Gilmore Taxis


Garden Angels

Places to Stay near Prudhoe

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Close House Hotel (2.61 miles)

Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel offers everything that you would expect from a venue, 19 luxurious appointed bedrooms with ultra modern bathrooms, our award winning Bewickes Restaurant offering lunch and dinner, excellent meeting and ... More | visit website

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Ryton Park Country House Hotel (3.76 miles)

Ryton Park Country House Hotel

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The Ryton Park Country House Hotel offers its guests superb accommodation in a secluded position and surroundings. Those visiting Ryton Park for the first time are often surprised to discover the facilities ... More

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The Anchor Inn (4.00 miles)

The Anchor Inn

Welcome to the Anchor Inn of Whittonstall. Originally built as a coach house in the 1700's this splendid inn and acclaimed restaurant offers two well-stocked bars along with traditional inn style dining.The Anchor Inn is ... More | visit website

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Hedgefield House Hotel (4.49 miles)

Hedgefield House Hotel
Hedgefield House is a welcoming bed & breakfast, guest house and hotel located near the A1 within easy reach of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. ... More | visit website
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East Byermoor Guest House (6.60 miles)

East Byermoor Guest House

Countryside Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne. Make yourself at home... and we will try to make you feel at home. By being flexible and accommodating, we aim to make your stay ... More | visit website

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Matfen Hall (6.63 miles)

Matfen Hall

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Our country house is magnificent, privately owned, and set in the Northumberland countryside close to Hadrians Wall. We are located only twelve miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, Matfen Hall is an ... More

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Express by Holiday Inn - Newcastle Metro Centre (6.67 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn - Newcastle Metro Centre

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Conveniently located off the A1 at the Metro Centre, this hotel is 10 minutes from Newcastle city centre. It is walking distance from 3 restaurants and public transport. The Express by Holiday ... More

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The Wheatsheaf Hotel (6.78 miles)

The Wheatsheaf Hotel

The Wheatsheaf Hotel is superbly located in the historic and popular village of Corbridge. At the heart of the Tyne Valley, the hotel is ideally situated for the Hadrian's wall tourist sites, the beautiful Northumberland ... More | visit website

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Gibside (6.92 miles)

Ideally situated for business or leisure. Five minutes from the A1M and MetroCentre at Gateshead - easy access to Newcastle City Centre. Historic Village location. Extensive car / coach parking facilities. 'Paco's' Restaurant offers A ... More | visit website
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Summerville Guest House (7.27 miles)

Summerville Guest House
Guesthouse in picturesque village of Whickham, only 4 minutes from the Metro Centre, 10 minutes from Beamish Museum and 8 minutes from Newcastle Airport.
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