Haydon Bridge

Haydon Bridge is an excellent base for exploring Northumberland’s stunning landscape, heritage and history, with Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park and the beautiful North Pennines on our doorstep. Birthplace of renowned Victorian artist John Martin, and retreat for the poet Philip Larkin, the village now offers a friendly base for you to visit the area’s attractions or just enjoy its tranquil riverside setting, local food, and walks in the beautiful Tyne Valley.

‘The Bridge’ – Community Library, Visitor Information Point and Internet Café is on Church Street next to the railway station. As well as providing library services and a focal point for the local community, it offers visitors friendly advice and a range of leaflets and information on local tourist attractions and facilities, in particular a series of walking and cycling leaflets to help explore the surrounding area, including the popular John Martin Trail.

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Promoted by: The Haydon Bridge Development Trust

The Development Trust was set up in November 2008 to take forward the implementation of the Haydon Parish Plan. The Development Trust was registered as a company limited by guarantee in April 2009, and is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charity. Projects undertaken by the Development Trust to date include:

- Establishing The Bridge as a volunteer-run community facility offering library services, a Tourist Information Point and Internet Café for local residents and visitors.

- Promoting the parish through a website and a leaflet listing local attractions and facilities.

- Producing a series of walking and cycling leaflets linking with Hadrian’s Wall and other attractions nearby.

- The Martin Heritage Project, which ran through 2011-12 to coincide with major exhibitions of the work of this Haydon Bridge-born artist