Blyth, Northumberland

The original port of Blyth dates from the 12th century, but the development of the modern Blyth only really began in the 18th century.

The main industries which helped the town prosper at this time were coal mining and shipbuilding. These industries have largely vanished, but the port still thrives, shipping paper and pulp from Scandinavia for the newspaper industries of England and Scotland.

The quayside has been redeveloped and includes the 15 metre Spirit of the Staithes sculpture which was created in 2003 by the artist Simon Packard.

The Blyth Harbour Wind Farm was constructed on and along the East Pier in 1992. A further three turbines have been added to create an additional offshore wind farm.

 

Blyth Map

Some of our Twitter favourites from around Northumberland ...

Full of drama & atmosphere - Lindisfarne by Alan Smith Page http://t.co/gtQlO6ZUkc #Art #NEfollowers #Bizitalk http://t.co/rhWpWVxQSx

21 Oct 13

UK Marine Life - World Class! @NorthSeaWT @mcsuk #WhiteBeakedDolphin off Northumberland coast http://t.co/3C2kEnzyiu

19 Sep 13

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About Northumberland

Blyth is located in the county of Northumberland. The Northumberland Coast is designated as an Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), starting at Berwick upon Tweed at the Scottish borders. The coast is notable for the castles and small islands such as Lindisfarne.

 

Other places to visit in Northumberland

Alnmouth - Amble - Bamburgh - Berwick-upon-Tweed - Blyth - Craster - Holy Island - Low Newton by the sea - Newbiggin-by-the-sea - Seahouses

 

Blyth blog news

Blog entries

Bexhill Sea Angling Festival
Aug 7, 2013
New website launched
Jul 8, 2013
Top 5 Coastal Breaks
December 12, 2011

 

Blyth attractions, places to stay, and things to do