On a minor road south off the B6343, this is an narrow old bridge with sharp turns at either end. Woods on both banks give the bridge an attractive setting, and it lies close to the remains of the medieval castle.
Mitford is a very old village, once of greater importance than Morpeth, and the church of St Mary Magdalene stands impressively near the bridge. There is also the 16th century Manor House, now mostly a ruin, and the 19th century Mitford Hall, designed by the Tyneside architect John Dobson. The bridge is also called the Foss Bridge.