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Friday, September 18, 2020
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Taking a stroll through Morpeth’s history

The revitalised Morpeth Heritage Walk is now ready for the community and visitors to enjoy.

The popular activity takes participants on a journey to 25 significant sites, and tells the story of the historic town of Morpeth through the eyes of key characters and via the streets and buildings that echo its past.

The walk is now full of new features and upgrades, including a new brochure and free self guided audio tour.

Maitland City Council’s Coordinator City and Visitor Economy, Caroline Booth, said it had long been an attraction for visitors to the town.

“The addition of the audio tour, in particular, is an excellent way for participants to gain a detailed insight into the town’s storied past,” she said.

“I encourage locals and visitors to explore Morpeth and the heritage walk.

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“Morpeth is a great mix of everyday conveniences amidst unique shops where you’ll discover artisan treasures, fashion boutiques and delicious treats.

“It’s easy to see why Morpeth is one of Maitland’s most popular places to visit.”

You can listen to the audio tour by downloading the Maitland Walks app from the Apple or Google Play stores.

A noted feature is the representations of characters, including Lieutenant E. C. Close, who was a central player in Morpeth’s history.

The new printed brochure and map can be collected from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre and select Morpeth businesses.

The digital edition is available for download here.

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