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Living & Working in Northumberland After You Leave University

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Living in Northumberland

The northernmost county of England, where a castle is as common as a Co-op, is home to 320,000 residents. It is the largest and most remote of English counties and if you’re inclined to a nice view or a secluded beach, which there are more than thirty miles of, it could just be the place for you.

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Transport in Northumberland

The best way to explore scenic Northumberland is by car - it’s long winding roads make for pleasant journeys and free council parking isn’t too hard to find. If driving isn’t your jam, it’s still easy enough with Arriva running ‘Coast and Castle’ services which run between all the main attractions. Getting down south is going to take some time, as it takes 3 and a half hours on the train to King’s Cross from Morpeth, but most cities in the north east have a direct service from Morpeth’s main station.

Renting Prices in Northumberland

The average rent for a one bedroom property in Northumberland is just £396 per calendar month. It costs £467 pcm for a two bedroom place. These prices rise in the city of Morpeth to £520 and £552 respectively pcm.

Nightlife in Northumberland

Northumberland’s nightlife may not be as varied as other counties, but it still has a number of different options available. The famous Alnwick Squash Club is a popular choice among the locals. Northumberland is best suited to those who love a good bar filled to bursting with friendly locals and lively atmosphere.

Notable Attractions in Northumberland

It’s all about ancient history in Northumberland, with its most famous attraction being Hadrian’s wall. There are also plenty of castles to be visit including Alnwick, Bamburgh and Aydon. If you’re looking for something free to do the great outdoors provides plenty of beaches to explore and hiking trails to conquer.

Education Institutions in Northumberland

The closest university to Northumberland is Northumbria University in the neighbouring country of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Celebrities from Northumberland

Comedians Ross Noble and Alexander Armstrong and musicians Pete Doherty and Sting, all call Northumberland home.