If you wish to do some regional shopping or are stuck on what to do on a rainy day then there are plenty of places for you to undertake some retail therapy!
Berwick upon Tweed is our closest town which isless than 5 minutes drive from the site and has a whole host of amenities including and out of town retail park with Argos, Next and Halfords. Alternatively if you head slightly further South you will reach Alnwick which is a country market town well worth visiting.
Further afield and heading south on the A1 is Metrocentre - Britain's best and Europe's largest shopping and leisure centres which has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, Metrocentre has something for everyone all under one roof. From top European retailers offering unique brands to price conscious stores to suit all pockets, Metrocentre has it all
As well as free parking, late night shopping and 7 day a week opening times, Metrocentre is home to 50 restaurants, many open late into the evening, and also leisure attractions – ensuring complete enjoyment for all! All with free parking, late night opening and open seven days a week.
In Newcastle itself as well as a busy and vibrant High Street you have Eldon Square which is the heart of shopping in Newcastle featuring an impressive list of over 150 high street names and specialist shops including Debenhams, Fenwick, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, world famous brands including Apple, Guess and Hollister and flagship stores for New Look, River Island and Topshop. You will also be spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat, drink and relax during your visit with an exciting choice of cafés and restaurants including Esquires Coffee, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Starbucks Coffee, Strada, Wagamama and more
There are many local markets where you could find a wide range of items for sale. You can visit a local market on the following days.
TUESDAY- Hexham at the Market Place and Ashington at John Street
WEDNESDAY - Berwick at Marygate Charter Market, Morpeth at the Market Place
THURSDAY - Alnwick located at the Market Place, Haltwhistle at the Market square
SATURDAY -Berwick, Alnwick, Blyth, Hexham (located at the Shambles)
SUNDAY -Amble located on Amble harbour and Newcastle
Come and see what our local farmers, growers and producers can offer you!
ALNWICK Last Friday of the month Alnwick Market Square
BERWICK Last Sunday of the month
HEXHAM Second & Fourth Saturday of the month, Market Place, Hexham Contact: Peter Samsom
MORPETH First Saturday in the month Morpeth Market Place
ROTHBURY Third Sunday of the month - between the church and Newcastle House Hotel in Rothbury [summer only]