The Angel of the North

Life in Tyne and Wear

This fascinating county combines world-class culture, history and wildlife with seductive seaside charm.

The UK’s most famous piece of art, Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, offers the perfect welcome to this unique and surprising county in the North East of England. Tyne and Wear encompasses everything from the culture and nightlife of Newcastle to the superb blue flag beaches and iconic panoramic views from Penshaw Monument in Sunderland. The impressive heritage of Washington, home to the family of the first president of the USA, to a trip on the world’s oldest railway line in Tanfield railway. Searching for retirement property for sale, Tyne and Wear? Who can blame you!

Lifestyle in the area

Retirement living in Tyne and Wear   

Transport and connections
Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is very well served by A roads (the A1 giving access to both Edinburgh and London) , bus, rail – direct trains from Newcastle to London take around 3 hours – as well as the Metro, a comprehensive and effective rapid transit underground and overground light railway network that covers most of the county.

For global travel, Newcastle International airport is easy to get to from all parts of the country and offers direct flights to around 80 destinations. Alternatively the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal at North Shields offers daily ferry crossings to Amsterdam. Another notable ferry trip is the Shields ferry which cross the Tyne in under ten minutes to take you from North to South Shields and back again.

McCarthy Stone private retirement homes in Tyne and Wear are positioned in fabulous locations with easy access to shops, amenities and attractions in mind.

Retirement Homes in Tyne and Wear

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