Picture perfect Northumbrian village

This timeless village of sash-windowed stone cottages is halfway between Hexham and Bellingham. The picturesque village green and the surrounding houses were used as a location for TV mini-series adaptations of the Catherine Cookson novels.

Here you’ll find a tea room, gift shop, car parking and accommodation. Nunwick Hall is a privately owned 18th-century country house nearby. The house is a Grade II* listed building.

History

People have lived in the vicinity of Simonburn since prehistoric times, as there are rock carvings at nearby Davys Lee.

St Mungo’s Church dates from the 13th century, and is known as the Mother Church of the North Tyne Valley.

Getting there

By car

From the A1, follow the A69 to Acomb. Then follow the A6079 and B6320 to your destination.

By bus

The 680 bus connects Simonburn to Hexham with up to an hourly service.