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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
October 11, 2009
Places I Have Visited in Northumberland,
Some of my favourite places in Northumberland & Scotland
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
July 1, 2002
The town is built by the side of the river Coquet with a 14th century bridge on the North side, now used only by pedestrians. It is near to the mouth of the river so the castle was a defense from shore incursions and the village still clusters around it.
The catsle itself is wonderful, like a child's dream and children certainly love it and can be pretty safely allowed to play hide and seek. Most of what remains now, including the superb keep, is from the 14th and early 15th centuries but the castle goes back to the 12th century.
If you want a bit more there is a good clean sandy beach within a mile with an area of sand dunes on the way whose plant life has made it a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
From journal Newcastle, Northumberland, NORTH England