Morpeth is a town with about 13,833 inhabitants (2001) in the county of Northumberland in England. It lies on the River Wansbeck and was the administrative center of the district in 2009 resolved Castle Morpeth. Two theories are represented for the origin of the name: Morpeth could have originated from moor path, since the place was located on the important trade route between London and Edinburgh and northwards led moor. According to another view, the name goes back to murder path and refers to the many disputes, was involved as a place on the border with Scotland in the Morpeth. Morpeth received in 1199 by King John the market rights. From the Norman Castle Morpeth Castle only the moth is received. Newcastle University set up a new biological research center in Cockle Park Farm in Morpeth that November is based, 2013. It examines above all the anaerobic decomposition of sewage. Today the city is a local center and home to many commuters who work in Newcastle upon Tyne. Via the A1 Edinburgh can be reached in two hours, Newcastle is half an hour away. There is a direct rail link to London. Sights include: * Originating from the 13th century choir, which is home to a bagpipe museum. * At the cemetery, the medieval Church of St. Mary the suffragette Emily Davison is buried who threw himself in action for women's suffrage before the horse of George V and a few days later succumbed to her injuries. * Carlisle Gardens of William Turner Physic Garden belongs. The standing in the center clock tower dates back to 1634. Out of town: * Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens * Bide a Wee Cottage, Garden & Nursery * Bolam Lake Country Side, Park (at Belsay) * Brinkburn Priory (southeast Rothbury - 12th century.) * Cragside House and Gardens, under the supervision of the National Trust * Newminster Abbey about 1 km west of Morpeth, near the road B 6343 by Cambo * Wallington (15 km west) house and gardens of the 17th century. Under the supervision of the National Trust.
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