Retire in Northumberland, ‘the land north of the Humber’
With the Scottish border right on your doorstep and seemingly endless rich green pastures filled with wildlife, it really does feel like heaven on earth. With only 62 people per square kilometre, Northumberland is the least densely populated county in England. This makes it the perfect location for those looking to downsize somewhere with peace and quiet.
Things to do in Northumberland
There’s so much to enjoy in and around the county, but if you’re not familiar with the local area, here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.
England’s northernmost town just a few miles shy of the Scottish border, Berwick-upon-Tweed has a long history of battles between the Brits and the Scots for power over land. Although these conflicts are long over, most of the town’s defences remain, which is a very rare sight for English towns. This seaside town is packed with highly rated restaurants and attractions such as the Elm Bank Coastal Park, making it the perfect spot to take your family for a day out.
Northumberland is scattered with ancient monuments, which represent what life was like hundreds of years ago. Whether you would like to visit one of the 70 castles within the county or Hadrian’s wall, a 2,000-year-old 73-mile-long stone wall stretching across the entire width of the UK, you will never find yourself running out of history to learn about.
For those seeking a cultural experience, Northumberland is home to countless museums with something to interest everyone, ranging from the spectacular Laing Art Gallery to the Ancient Roman Army Museum.
Shopping in Northumberland provides a unique shopping experience, with something for everyone. From historic outdoor markets to department stores, you will always be able to find what you are looking for. Garden centres are extremely popular in the area, with Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland being a very keen gardener herself.
Your Northumberland Retirement Home
The rich nature of Northumberland, combined with the comfort and tranquillity of our Northern retirement communities, will be sure to bring you a happy, well-balanced retirement.
Any of our Churchill retirement apartments in Northumberland provide the perfect base from which to relax in and explore this county. Whether you’re meeting with the other residents in the communal Owners’ Lounge or relaxing in the gardens, you’ll always feel at home with our retirement properties.
Our retirement homes for sale in Northumberland are second to none. Alongside first-class facilities, you also get a dedicated Lodge Manager that ensures there’s always a familiar face ready to answer any questions you might have. You’ll be located close to shops, doctors surgeries, banks, bakers, butchers and all of the other conveniences you would expect to find in a county like Northumberland; as well as being on the doorstep of some brilliant countryside amenities.
Whether you are taking your loved ones for a picnic by the glittery coastline or exploring the ancient history of the Corbridge Roman Town, you’ll never run out of exiting things to do here in this historic county.
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