Morpeth is my home. I left it in my teens and came back 15 years ago and it’s transformation over the past few years has been incredible.
It is a deceiving little market town with all of the amenities that you could wish for. There’s a beautiful new arcade with big named shops such as M&S, Monsoon and Laura Ashley, but if you wander outside of the arcade you will find some beautiful little quirky shops giving every kind of shopping experience you could wish for.
My favourite and one you should look out is the Chocolate Gallery by the Clock Tower – afterall who doesn’t love chocolate.
There is a market on every Wednesday and the first Saturday in the month if you take a meander down the river and you can hire a rowing boat in the summer months and the kids can play in the park, or for the younger ones there is a lovey paddling pool where you can relax and whach them having fun.
There are restaurants for every palate from Indian, Chinese, Thai, Steak to Italian and on last count there were over 40 places to get a cup of coffee.
To top it off Morpeth has won the Britain in Bloom Best Town Title in Northumbria for the ninth year running.
All in all I feel pleased to have come home and proud of the town I call home.