Northumberland Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Northumberland
Northumberland in England Map – GFDL via wikipedia commons

Northumberland is located in North East England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Morpeth, Amble and Ponteland. Northumberland is the most northerly of England’s counties making it a convenient place for visitors to explore both the North East England region and Scotland.

Northumberland includes a range of scenic landscapes, moorland, rolling hills, miles of scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland National Park, Dunstanburgh Castle and Hexham Abbey. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Northumberland Quick Facts

Population: 316,000

Region: North East England

Area total: 5,013 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01670 (Morpeth), 01665 (Amble), 01661 (Ponteland).

Postcode Area NE61 (Morpeth), NE65 (Amble), NE20 (Ponteland).

Closest Airports: Newcastle Airport.

Local Food: Craster Kipper Paste, Cockle Soup, Northumberland Mussels in Cream, Alnwick Stew, Pan Haggerty, Celery Cheese, Northumberland Twists, Artisan Cheeses, locally brewed beers and wines.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Morpeth, Amble, Ponteland and Prudhoe.

Famous Attractions: Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland National Park, Dunstanburgh Castle and Hexham Abbey.
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