Morpeth, situated on the River Wansbeck about from the A1, is the county town of Northumberland in northeast of England. Since 1981, it has been the administrative centre of the County of Northumberland. Nearby villages include Mitford and Pegswood. In the 2011 census, the population of Morpeth was given as 14,017, up from 13,833 in the 2001 census.
Though there is a popular belief that the town's name refers to some unspecified murder, a more likely etymology is "Moorpath".