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Connected Location

With fantastic road, land and sea networks, Northumberland has exceptional global connectivity and business reach.

Port of Blyth North Sea

Enhanced Global Connections

Northumberland is situated in the UK, in North East England sharing a border with Scotland, Cumbria, Durham, North Tyneside and Newcastle upon Tyne.

The East of County shares its border with the North Sea making it the ideal location for businesses operating in the offshore, subsea and renewables sector.

Getting around


Northumberland provides a strategic location to investors, offering excellent connectivity, a dedicated and adaptive workforce and a range of land opportunities.

Air travel is simple with Newcastle International Airport situated just over the border of Northumberland in neighbouring Newcastle upon Tyne. Voted ‘Airport of the Year’ in 2023, Newcastle International Airport flies to over 80 destinations including Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, UAE and The USA.


The major A1(M) connects Northumberland with the wider UK making The Scottish Capital, Edinburgh just over one hour away by car. Major roads also include the A19 and A69. According to the Sunday Times, Northumberland offers one of the least stressful driving locations do to its fluid road network, route connectivity and breath-taking scenery.


The county is home to deep water Port of Blyth which has a strong cluster of businesses operating in the offshore wind sector due to its close location to windfarms such as Blyth Offshore Demonstrator, Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, Hornsea and projects in Firth of Forth.


Weaving along the unspoilt coast is the East Coast Mainline which offers direct access from Northumberland to London by train in under three hours as well as Edinburgh in around one hour. This year, 2024, we will see the Northumberland Line reopened for passenger rail services. The project sees six new station open in South-East Northumberland, connecting the County with Newcastle and also allowing the ability to change at Northumberland Park to board Tyne & Wear Metro services which run across North East England.

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We work with local and international businesses to help them on their journey to investing in Northumberland. Get in touch with the team to discuss the opportunities available to your business.

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