An unrivalled quality of life in Northumberland
With affordable housing, stunning landscapes, miles of unspoilt coastline and a proud history and heritage, Northumberland offers an unrivalled quality of life. One day you could be exploring Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park, and the next discovering our Roman past at Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site, all within minutes of your doorstep.
You can be a King or Queen for the day in one of our many castles, and with more castles than anywhere else in England there’s plenty to choose from. Or you could take a walk along our 30 miles of beaches and catch the sea breeze, very often with the place all to yourself.
House prices in Northumberland
Northumberland is also excellent value for money, with the cost of housing and living meaning your money goes much further. Towns and villages such as Alnwick often feature in The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live.
UK average housing cost
Northumberland average housing cost
*Information from UK land registry July 2018
Schools and education in Northumberland
Northumberland has a range of excellent schools with the majority rated outstanding or good.
You can find out more about term dates, school admissions, transport and free school meals on our council website.