New homes in the North East
North East England offers up a combination of outstanding scenery and vibrant cities. Made from a wide selection of areas, each offering its own unique characteristics, so buying a new home in North East England will give you a superb selection, whatever you’re looking for.
Including Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Teesside among others, your only problem is going to be choosing which area to live in.
Things to see and do
Northumberland has a rich historical legacy and is home to 70 castle sites –more than any other county in England. Immerse yourself in the past by visiting these atmospheric sites, such as Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and Warkworth Castle.
Home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as a National Park, walking enthusiasts will be in their element in Northumberland. Beaches, coastline and hills this stunning location offers plenty of options for walkers.
Durham is steeped in history. Home to iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, the beautiful city offers a selection of shops, bars and restaurants to unwind in.
Durham has a number of attractions, including Beamish. This ‘living’ museum tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Highlights include a 1940s farm, a pit village and a colliery. The museum brings history to life and is a great day out for all the family.
If you opt to buy a new home in Durham, you can combine city living with outdoor adventures on the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Newcastle upon Tyne is another city in the North East, and one of the largest in England. Located on the River Tyne, the cathedral and castle can be seen directly above the river.
Two of the city’s main attractions are the Life Science Centre which showcases a programme of science activities for adults and children, and the Discovery Museum showcasing a variety of collections.
Newcastle also has great shopping and nightlife, offering up a selection of restaurants, bars and clubs, and is proud its famous football club, Newcastle FC.
Transport Links in the North East
North East England is afforded strong transport links whether you chose to travel by rail, road or air.
Flights from Newcastle International Airport serve both Newcastle and Northumberland with the airport being a 25 minute drive from Morpeth, and 45 minutes from Alnwick. London can be reached in less than three hours on the East Coast mainline from London King’s Cross to Aberdeen. Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed are all served by the line.
Those arriving into Northumberland by car can enjoy a scenic route passing the iconic Angel of the North at Gateshead travelling on the A1 northbound. Heading southbound into the county from Scotland, the A1 crosses the River Tweed. If you are travelling from the west, you need to go via the A69 and A66, while the A19 links Northumberland with the Port of Tyne.
Durham is also served by good transport links. The A1/A1 (M) is the way the city is accessed from the south, while those travelling from the north can either take the A1 coastal route or the A68 scenic route. Those coming from the West can take a cross Pennine route via the A66 from the Lake District, and M6 motorway.
London can be reached from Durham in around 3 hours, with 16 high-speed main-line services. There are also connections to most other parts of Britain.
If travelling by air, Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports are regularly served by both domestic and international flights.