is a small town
in the southern part of the English county
, close to the border with Tyne and Wear
. It lies just to the south of the River Tyne
It can be reached from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the closest large town, by rail (Prudhoe has its own train station), and also by road, along the A695.
It has a Norman castle which was for a long time involved in the border wars between England and Scotland. For much of its history the castle was owned by the Percy family, who in the person of the present Duke of Northumberland still own it.
See also: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska