These are the best places to live in Northumberland
These are the best places to begin your house hunt in Northumberland, according to house-hunting site Zoopla.
Unfortunately the castle isn't for sale, but Alnwick has plenty of period terraced and stone townhouses. One popular area is the marketplace, which is also convenient for a number of amenities.
Ashington is one of the largest towns in Northumberland, so a good choice for anyone looking for an urban experience close to the country. It has reasonable house prices and good connections to Newcastle.
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This lovely coastal market town was once the site of many border wars and is still surrounded by town walls. A number of big Georgian townhouses are available here alongside some smaller stone terraces.
Venturing further south, Morpeth is an old market town with an updated Arcade housing lots of shops, many independent. It's around 15 miles from Newcastle and a mile from the A1.
18 miles west of Newcastle is the historic village of Corbridge, once a base for Roman troops. Here home-hunters will find a variety of new-build homes along with beautiful period buildings for sale.
Looking for a more rural place to call home? Try Alnmouth, a gorgeous village that's home to stunning beaches and pastel-coloured terraced houses. As it's so popular, homes can be a little pricier here.
Home to a gorgeous castle, Bamburgh is also a great place to call home. It's just a few miles from the A1 but on the coast, and has lots of tearooms and independent shops. Properties can be a little on the pricey end.
Located near the centre of Northumberland, Rothbury is on a lovely hillside with easy access to the rolling countryside. It's home to some award-winning independent shops and art galleries too.