Corbridge is a mellow commuter town located in a nice spot above a green banked curve in the Tyne River. Its shade cobblestone streets are lined with old fashioned shops. Half a mile west of the center of town is the remains of the Roman garrison town of Corstopitum. It is the oldest fortified site in the area, and was used by troops for launching raids into Scotland. Most of what you can see here dates from around 200 AD. You get a sense of the town from the visible remains, and the Corbridge Museum displays Roman sculpture and carvings, including the amazing 3rd century Corbridge Lion.