Best villages in Northumberland
Published Nov 8th 2019
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In the North East of England, the county of Northumberland is filled with beautiful countryside, pretty villages, bustling market towns, stunning homes and many historic buildings. We consider the best villages in Northumberland and what makes them so special.
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Corbridge: A historic village in Northumberland
Corbridge is a historic village which sits on the River Tyne in the picturesque Tyne Valley and is a very popular place to live in Northumberland.
commuters Corbridge is very convenient for reaching Newcastle via the A69 road
and also then connecting with both the A1 and the M6 motorways. There is also a
train station on the edge of the village which offers services to Newcastle and
Carlisle; from these stations there are many rail services available to major
has a good range of local amenities including several shops, a doctor and
dentist surgery along with various places to eat and drink. The nearby market
town of Hexham offers a wider selection of amenities including large
supermarkets, a cinema and hospital.
The village has a first school and middle school and there is a senior school in nearby Hexham.
Stocksfield: Easy commute into Newcastle
Around 14 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, the small village of Stocksfield is within the Tyne Valley area and is particularly popular with those who commute to Newcastle.
has an array of amenities including several shops, a post office, garage and
several churches. There is also a tennis club, golf club and cricket club in
Stocksfield. For wider amenities residents might choose to visit Corbridge or
village is a particular exclusive place to live, being a small village there
are relatively few homes in comparison to demand for the most desirable
properties. From pretty cottages to beautiful period homes and all with the
River Tyne only moments away.
Wylam: Tyne Valley commuter village
Wylam is a prime commuting village for Newcastle, with several rail services running from Wylam station into Newcastle and Carlisle. The A69 road provides easy access to Newcastle and Carlisle by road and Newcastle International Airport is nearby.
village has a good range of amenities and a school whilst Newcastle is within
very easy reach for wider shops and facilities.
choose to live in Wylam for the space they can gain moving to a village in the
Tyne Valley. There are also many heritage sites nearby and of course Wylam is
best known as the birth place of one of the early pioneers of the railway;
Heddon-On-The-Wall: Historic village with views of the Tyne Valley
Not far from Wylam, Heddon-On-The-Wall is a popular village, famous for its Roman connections and well positioned for the route of Hadrian’s Wall. Many properties in the village boast beautiful views of the Tyne Valley.
The village has many amenities including a
number of shops, a primary school, a church and several public houses.
Newcastle is within easy reach as are nearby villages and towns such as Hexham
Ponteland: Exclusive property for sale
Ponteland, 15 miles north of Newcastle, is a historic village and one of the most exclusive places to live in North East England, particularly the Darras Hall area.
The area has many amenities including various
shops of the high street, along with several places to eat and drink. There are
also excellent schools in the vicinity, which makes it a very appealing place
to live for families.
With the easy main road connections via the A1
and A69, Ponteland is very accessible, Newcastle International Airport is also
within a short distance.
Darras Hall is one of the most sought after
places to live in the region, in particular the Runnymead Road. Darras Hall is filled with large houses, set
back from the road, benefitting from privacy often provided by walls and
Belsay: A small historic village
North of Ponteland, following the route of the A696 main road, is the village of Belsay. Its road connections make it ideal for travelling to Newcastle or nearby Morpeth. Ponteland is only a 10 minute drive away.
is a small village but home to two historic attractions; Belsay Castle, which
is a 14th century built fortified manor and nearby is Belsay Hall,
only the shell remains of the Victorian mansion which was originally built for
Sir Charles Monck in the early 19th Century.
village has a primary school and shop for day to day needs. There are many
historic homes in Belsay, especially in the village centre where there are
several listed buildings.
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