Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There are various things which you may wish to see and do when you come to the Movies in the Market Place event.
Covid 19 -
Please note due to Covid 19 guidance some facilities below may currently be limited in terms of opening times and operation. Please check the weblinks and call ahead if you plan to visit any particular activity.
Eating and Shopping
There are lots of places to eat in Blyth town centre and the surrounding area. For some suggestions visit Trip Advisor
In the town centre there are lots of shops around the Market Place and on Bowes Street particularly. The Keel Row Shopping Centre
is next to the Market Place and is home to a number of national retailers. Recently launched the new Boardwalk Retail Pods
inside the Keel Row Shopping Centre are a new addition to the town and are now home to a range of independent retailers.
Blyth Market is operating as normal
during the Movies event on the Market Place. The regular market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Heritage and History - Commemorative Plaque Trail
Blyth is full of historic places and has a rich and varied history. You can find out more about the heritage of the town at Blyth Town Council's website
and access the towns heritage trail map to help you explore the town
Just a short walk from the town centre, Blyth Quayside has been transformed in recent years and is home to major offshore industries
and leisure facilities and has various things to see and do and places to eat. You can find out more about the area here
and can often see the giant ships and industry as you walk along the quay.
The Quayside is home to the Blyth Tall Ship
which is moored at South Harbour and has a heritage centre open to visitors
is a short walk from the town centre and is an award winning park. It provides many fun and recreational activities for people of all ages to enjoy, woodland walking and a bowling green. It’s a popular and picturesque spot for the whole family to visit throughout the year.
Nearby, the town also has its own lighthouse, The High Light Lighthouse
, built in 1888. It stands to the rear of Bath Terrace and is 18.74 metres (61.5 ft) tall. It was deactivated in 1985 and is now preserved for the nation.
There is also the popular South Beach
, a beautiful stretch of golden sand. Close to the beach there is a large children's play area, a fish and chip shop and public toilets and showers at an amenity building nearby.
, a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to protect the Port of Blyth is now open as a Military and Local Heritage museum.