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Quality of Life

Northumberland – Alive 9-5, divine 5-9

The quality of life in Northumberland is unrivalled in the UK. It is a great place for business, and a wonderful place to live. England's border county provides the opportunity to explore quaint market towns, seek coastal adventures, lose yourself in rolling hills and beautiful countryside and enjoy endless tranquillity. Our 9-5 is fast paced, solutions driven, focused on clean energy and powered by a dedicated and plentiful workforce. Whilst life outside of work may be picturesque, peaceful and centered on experiences and adventures our work life is loud, ambitious and driven, home to global leaders, innovative thinkers and engineers focussed on our green future.

Hadrian's Wall

Unrivalled Quality of Life

Outside of 9-5, Northumberland is alive with adventure. Explore 40 miles of coastline with Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall and the UK’s largest dark Sky Park.

Steeped in history, Northumberland is home to more castles than any other English county that are just waiting to be discovered. Visit Alnwick Castle, the home of Downton Abbey and film set for Harry Potter’s quidditch lessons, taste the famous Craster Kipper which the late Queen Elizabeth enjoyed and explore endless rolling countryside across the county. From sunrise to sunset Northumberland is a county bathed in beauty that offers open spaces where you can ramble, roam and explore.

Morpeth Leisure Centre

Leisure & Retail Hub

Get active in one of Northumberland’s many leisure centres, head to the gym, enjoy racquet spots, five a side football, or even make a splash in the pool. If chilling out and relaxing is more your style then head to the Tranquillity Spa and unwind in the bubbling spa pool, revive tired muscles in the sauna or let of steam in the steam room.

If you prefer to shop ‘til you drop then make your way to historic market towns such as Morpeth, Corbridge, Alnwick, Berwick and Hexham. Enjoying browsing through boutique shops filled with locally made delights before exploring and admiring these idyllic locations. Enjoy a day of retail therapy at the many shopping parks located across the county.

Willow Farm Housing

Northumberland - A Place to Call Home

Houses in the North East of England are on average 44% lower than the UK national average making the region an affordable place to live, work, and invest.*

92% of schools are rated good our outstanding by Ofsted, making the county a great place for families to relocate to. **

The North East is home to excellent NHS heath care, with Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital located in Cramlington, Northumberland. In 2022 Freeman Hospital in Newcastle was named one of the best of the world, out of 2,200 hospitals in 27 countries.

*Source: House price Index, May 2023

**Northumberland's Education and Skills Annual Report 2023

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