With a population of 311,000 and a covered area of 5,013 km2 (1,936 sq mi), resulting in being the 6th largest county, Northumberland is the least densely populated county in all of England. Consequently it has become highly popular with backpackers, artists and outdoor fanatics due to its high moorlands. more
Average house prices are relatively low and stand at £180,378 and average rents stands currently at £598 per month for a 1-4 bedroom home. The main type of housing in Northumberland is primarily defined by terraced homes, but also a high number of beautiful holiday cottages.
Although the county council is located in Morpeth, the traditional county town is Newcastle upon Tyne. Rising in popularity in the last few years, the number of businesses per 10,000 people in Northumberland has increased to 367, compared to 249 in North England region.
Northumberland shares its border with Cumbria to the west, Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south-east. Throughout the years, Northumberland held numerous battles between England and Scotland. Strong historical relations are especially prominent in the culture.
The coast of the North Sea in part of the Northhumberland mainland and is seen as a coastline of outstanding natural beauty. In general, artists, particularly painters enjoy the beautiful, untouched landscape of the county. The high moorlands are trying to be protected and conserved in their natural state by creating the area known as a National Park.
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|Largest County City:||Morpeth|
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