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LIFE IN NORTHUMBERLAND 

A land of stargazing, breath-taking scenery, dramatic castles, pristine beaches, picturesque towns and villages and Earl Grey tea 

If you love the great outdoors, retirement living in this location is hard to beat! Around a quarter of this county is covered by the Northumberland National Park which stretches to Scotland and includes parts of Hadrian’s Wall. What’s more the National Park, as well as most of Kielder Water and Forest Park, became Europe’s largest International Dark Sky Park in 2013. Due to its low light pollution levels it’s ideal for seeing stars and is home to Kielder Observatory. And then there’s that incredible coastline…

 
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Bordered by Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and bonnie Scotland, Northumberland is not short of attractive places to visit just outside the county. 

Scotland is renowned for its stunning landscapes, and is home to Ben Nevis, Loch Ness and Eilean Donan, as well as the beautiful Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. In County Durham you’ll find the North Pennines, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Durham Dales, as well as the lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle. Whereas Cumbria offers the mountains, forests and open waters of the Lake District.

If this rural paradise leaves you craving a bit of big city action, you have some gems nearby, packed with arts, culture and buzzing nightlife, from beautiful Edinburgh to lively Newcastle

 

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