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About North East of England

The North East of England is famous for its varied and dramatic landscapes, which is home to many of Britain’s magnificent and beautiful National Parks. The rolling hills and dry stone walls of the Yorkshire Dales contrast sharply with the ruggedness of the central peaks. The calm eastern shores provide home to many important species of birds and plants. The influence of the Industrial Revolutions is still evident on the landscape, where large areas once used for heavy industry have been redeveloped for modern leisure pursuits. Museums abound to celebrate the area's industrial heritage.

Counties of the North East: Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire

Principal towns: Durham, Berwick upon Tweed, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Leeds, York, Bradford

Area Highlights

University Towns

Great options for post secondary education are available. From the famous Durham University to Newcastle of Sunderland, this area offers the best in student accommodations.

Mild Climates

The North Atlantic Current of the Gulf Stream ensure that summers and winters are mild despite the latitude.

Lifestyle

From award winning parks and gardens to serene countryside and coastline, the North East offers you the ability to surf in the morning and make it to a cosmopolitan city centre in time. Aside from beautiful rural estates, there are also family town houses and starter homes available.

Famous Castles

Majestic castles of North East England have an astonishing variety of fortifications and some are private residences. Northumberland in particular has more castles than any other English county.

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