History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
St Mary's is the church, essentially a product of the 12th century. Opposite the church is the Blackbird Inn, which incorporates parts of a fortified 13th-century house.
The pele tower is a 16th century creation, standing in the grounds of the vicarage.
Just to the north of Ponteland is Kirkley Hall Gardens, home to the national horticultural collections of beech, ivy, and dwarf willow.
Five miles distant is Belsay Hall, incorporating a ruined 14th-century castle within the grounds of a 19th-century mansion.
Address: Ponteland, Northumberland, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: NZ 0863 6356
Photo Credit: Bill Henderson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Heddon-on-the-Wall (Hadrians Wall) - 4 miles (Roman Site)
Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall) - 5.1 miles (Roman Site)
George Stephenson's Birthplace - 5.3 miles (Historic Building)
Whalton Manor Garden - 5.6 miles (Garden)
Belsay Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle)
Belsay Hall and Garden - 5.7 miles (Historic House)
Benwell Roman Temple (Hadrian's Wall) - 6.1 miles (Roman Site)
Prudhoe Castle - 7.2 miles (Castle)
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