Welcome to our Northumberland area guide where we’ll be laying out key points on the area including information on transport, property and key towns as well as schools and cultural activities.
The Northumberland County is situated at England’s most Northerly point neighbouring the Scottish border. Home to a national park, major cities, a stunning coastline and a number of historical landmarks, it’s easy to say that Northumberland has an incredibly varied landscape. Many look for residence in Northumberland due to the offering of peaceful rural life; a huge part of the county is comprised of natural green spaces, the Cheviot Hills lie in the North-East whereas the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is located in the South.
Another key characteristic of Northumberland’s identity is the beachside life, this can be found along the West side of the county which is made up of a huge 30 miles of coast which overlooks the North Sea. Strutt & Parker offers a fantastic range of properties in the area including townhouses, apartments, farms, estates and land. A range of property services are available in this area too including land management, residential sales, valuation and farming.
Things To Do In Northumberland
Northumberland’s rich culture and varied landscape offers a huge amount of opportunity for activity, here are a few of our favourites:
Head to the beach
There is a glorious 30 mile stretch of beaches along the Northumberland coast which looks out on the beautiful North sea. One of the area’s top spots is Coves Haven Beach (or Holy Island) which lies on an isolated patch just off the coast. Elsewhere down the strip lies Bamburgh Castle Beach which is home to golden sandy dunes and Bamburgh Castle, an awe-inspiring spot of history which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. Northumberland’s coast is visited by many walkers looking to roam on the beautiful terrain and take in the stunning views.
Previously the heart of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, Northumberland’s heritage has a huge influence on the county, many ruins and historical landmarks are scattered throughout the borderlands for this reason. Hadrien’s Wall is the most famous historical landmarks being celebrated as one of the best preserved artefacts from the Roman Empire. There are over 70 castle sites throughout the county, some favourites include Alnwick Castle which is home to a number of family activities and Warkworth Castle which overlooks the beautiful blue waters of the River Coquet.
Why We Love Northumberland
- Surfing - Northumberland’s sprawling coastline hosts some of the best spots for surfing in the UK! The likes of Bamburgh Castle Beach, Cresswell and Seahouses North are among the favourites.
- The myth and legend - Due to the rich, ancient history which still lingers throughout the county there a plethora of myth and legend still attached to the land. Uncover this yourself by revisiting the castles, old battle sites such as Heavenfield and entrancing yourself with the dramatic scenery and beauty the area has to offer! An inspiring place to ignite the imagination.
- Get active! There are an amazing range of activities to get involved which you just wouldn’t come across in the cities, such as gliding, quad-biking, coasteering and climbing.
- The Cheviot Hills - this beautiful mountainous terrain in the North runs into Southern Scotland and holds many walking spots and activities including archery, kayaking and cycling.
Properties for sale in Northumberland