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Powburn is a small village in Northumberland, England. It’s ten miles northwest of Alnwick, close to the River Breamish. It sits at the foot of the Cheviot Hills within the Breamish Valley, just three miles from the beautiful, unspoilt Northumberland National Park. It’s here that the ‘Devil’s Causeway’ – an old Roman Road – crossed the Breamish on its 55 mile route from Corbridge to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Photo of Powburn Village  looking across from the paddock
Powburn from the paddock

There are lots of opportunities for all sorts of activities from Powburn village, including walking, cycling and bird watching. There’s also easy access to the spotless Northumberland coast, with its castles, historic sites and many local attractions.

The village has a range of amenities and services including:

  • village hall
  • post office
  • café with emporium
  • general store
  • antiques centre

Just over 20 miles from Scotland, it’s ideal for visits to the Scottish Borders and a day trip to Edinburgh (70 miles).

Breamish Hall

Photo of Breamish Village Hall looking from across the A697 road

The Breamish Hall in Powburn hosts several regular activities and entertainments throughout the year and is available to hire for groups and individuals at competitive rates.

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Powburn Show

Photo of Robson Green wrestling at Powburn Show 2014
Actor Robson Green trying his hand at wrestling at the Powburn Show in 2014

The Powburn Show is the first Cheviot Sheep and Horticultural Show of the year: held on the first Saturday of August. It’s a fun day of entertainment for the whole family! Events include, sheep classes; Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling; handicrafts; garden produce & vegetables; ‘industrial classes’ such as jam making, bread making, cake making, photography, etc; dressed walking sticks; terrier show, including terrier racing; pony sports & jumping. There’s plenty for children to do too, including drawing & painting; writing competition; children’s sports. There’s a central marquee hosting a Tea Tent, Craft & Food stalls. There’s also a car boot sale, trades stands, catering vans selling hog roasts, fish & chips, sandwiches…and even more!

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Children’s play area

Photo of children's play area in Powburn showing play equipment

We have a wonderful children’s play area just next to the Community Garden, alongside the Pow Burn stream. There is fencing all around to keep children away from the stream and the road. However, as with all play areas, parents and adults-in-charge should supervise children at all times.

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Community garden

Photo of tree in blossom next to garden bench

A restful place where villagers, friends and visitors can come together to celebrate special occasions…or just relax along the Pow Burn stream.

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Breamish Valley War Memorial

Photo of the Breamish Valley War Memorial at dedication ceremony

Erected in the Community Garden in 2018, the Breamish Valley War Memorial is dedicated to the 39 servicemen from the Breamish Valley who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Constructed from a decades-old gate post from the local area, a bronze plaque lists the names of those who died and the villages where they lived in the valley.

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Hedgeley Antiques Centre

Photo of outside of Hedgeley Antique Centre building

The Hedgeley Antiques Centre is situated in Powburn Village on the main A697 tourist route between England and Scotland. There’s plenty of parking and an ever-changing, wide variety of items for sale, including:

  • Pine & Painted Furniture
  • Porcelain
  • Pottery & Glass
  • Toys
  • Architectural & Collectables
  • Fishing
  • Sporting
  • Militaria
  • Jewellery
  • Linens
  • Lighting
  • and more…
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History board

Information Board for the Breamish Hall Heritage Project 2022

Situated in the Breamish Hall is a visual timeline of the 125 years history of the hall from 1897-2022. It illustrates the humble beginnings in a corrugated iron and timber structure to the WiFi-enabled, automatically lit, clean modern community building of the 21st century. You’d need to be in the Breamish Hall to see it nut kids can download a Breamish Hall history quiz here.

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Where is Powburn?

Powburn is on the A697, about 36 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It’s situated in the triangle between Rothbury (11 miles south), Alnwick (10 miles southeast), and Wooler (10 miles northwest).

Postcode:NE66 4HA
OS Grid Reference:NU0616
Nearest inter-city rail station:Alnmouth (14 miles)
Nearest airport:Newcastle International Airport
Nearest National Cycle Network route:No. 68, Pennine Cycle Way
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