Prudhoe is a town in Northumberland, England. This guide also covers the neighbouring village of Wylam.


Prudhoe is a town with a population of 11,500. Coal mining used to be a major industry in the area, but now many residents commute to Tyne and Wear.

Wylam has a population of 1,900. Wylam used to be an industrial village with coal mines and ironworks. The railway pioneer George Stephenson, who built the world's first steam railway, was born here. Other engineering pioneers from Wylam include Charles Parsons, the inventor of the steam turbine and the railway engineers Timothy Hackworth and William Hedley.

Get inEdit

Prudhoe is 11 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne south of the A69 on the B6395 east of Corbridge.

By trainEdit

Prudhoe and Wylam are separate stations on the scenic Tyne Valley line between Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle. Trains from Newcastle run about twice per hour, taking twenty minutes.

By busEdit

The 10 and 10B provide bus services from Newcastle and the MetroCentre. The 10 also continues to Hexham. There are four buses an hour which take about 50 minutes. An 11A bus runs at peak times but this is no faster.

By taxiEdit

Expect a fare of about £25 from Newcastle Airport, or about £20 from Newcastle city centre.

Get aroundEdit


Prudhoe Castle gatehouse
  • 1 Prudhoe Castle, Castle View, NE42 6NA, +44 1661 833459. Apr - Oct Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00 (16:00 in Oct). Substantial ruined castle dating from the eleventh century. adults £4.60, children £2.80, concessions £4.10.    
  • 2 George Stephenson's Birthplace, Riverside Walk, Wylam (half mile walk from carpark in Wylam). Thu - Sun 11:00 - 17:00, closed in winter. One room museum in the cottage that George Stephenson, railway pioneer was born in 1781. Also has tearoom. £3.    


  • 1 Prudhoe Golf Club, Eastwood Park, NE42 5DX, +44 1661 832466. 18 hole golf course and 6 hole pitch and putt. 19th hole open for breakfast and lunch. £15 for a summer midweek round of golf.
  • Northumberland County Show is held at Bywell Hall in Stocksfield on the first Friday in June.


  • 1 Cycle Art, Unit 3F, Princess Court, Low Prudhoe Trading Estate, NE42 6PL, +44 1661 835603. Mon - Sat 9.00am - 5.00pm. Specialist cycle shop and a cafe.


  • 1 Balls of Prudhoe, 40 Front St, NE42 5DQ. Mon - Sat 9am - 9.30pm. Sit down and takeaway fish and chips, jacket potatoes and salads.


  • 1 The Falcon, Eastwood Terrace, NE42 5DN. Real ales and food carvery £7.95 weekdays.


Prudhoe has little to offer in the way of accommodation, but there are several places in Wylam, 3 miles away.


As of July 2021, Prudhoe has mobile coverage from all UK carriers, with 4G from EE and Vodafone. 5G has not yet reached the town.

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