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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Welcome to Prudhoe IT is generally accepted that the name Prudhoe derives from Proud Heights. That name has varied over centuries – Prudhow and Pruddo are shown on old maps.

Proud Heights is the name of the place on which Prudhoe Castle stands. The castle was built in the 12th century by the Norman Baron d’Umfraville and is the only castle in the North never taken by the Scots.

Visit the Riverside Country Park, take a walk or cycle along the riverside. Adjacent are the Spetchells lime heaps, left from a bygone age, now home to wildlife, birds and butterflies. Take a dip in the leisure pool at Waterworld, exercise or just chill out at the cafe. Let the youngsters run off steam at Highfield Park while you enjoy the fabulous views over the Tyne Valley.

Prudhoe has a variety of shops and good eating venues, whether you’re eating on the hoof or in a more leisurely way. All tastes catered for. There is plenty of history in the town and the village of Mickley boasts a proud heritage in Cherryburn, the home of famous engraver Thomas Bewick.

Visit Prudhoe, the gateway to beautiful and historic Tynedale and you’ll be made very welcome.

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