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Northumberland is a county in the north east of England and shares its borders with Scotland. The area has a rich and fascinating history and has been the site of a number of battles. The county also has numerous fortifications and ruins that serve as reminders of that era. Today, Northumberland has many natural reserves along the North Sea coastline and in its moorlands. Many famous people are associated with the area including Ross Noble, Robson Green, Sir Alistair Graham and Pete Doherty. There are many landmarks and historical places of interest such as Hadrian’s Wall, which is a popular attraction from the medieval period. Prudhoe Castle and Northumberland National Park are also popular amongst visitors to the area.
Once a major contributor to the English economy, thanks to its industrial and trade roots, modern-day Northumberland is dependent on tourism with a number of hotels, campsites and bed & breakfasts operating in the area. Amongst other businesses, there are accounting firms, lawyers, doctors, financial & business advisors, photographers and architects based in the county. Nissan and Virgin have offices and facilities in the area. Simpsons Malt, DB Arriva, Go-Ahead Group and Sage Group are amongst the other companies that are based here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Northumberland has a number of entertainment options in the area of theatre, music and the performing arts, amongst others. Theatre Royal is one of the main venues for drama fans while Seaton Delaval Arts Centre has something for everyone, from fans of live-music to admirers of the performing arts. Eating out in the county is a culinary journey from one corner of the globe to another. There are eateries that serve cuisine from the Orient, such as Artisam, while places like Marabini’s offer authentic Italian cuisine in a modern setting.
The road network is very good in Northumberland, reaching every part of the county. The A1, A194, A123, A167 and A691 are just some of the main trunk roads that offer connectivity for drivers, buses, and coaches in the area. Newcastle Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are the biggest airports in and around the county while a number of ports at North Sunderland, Berwick upon Tweed and Port of Blyth also serve commuters and freight in the region. The county receives its rail links via the East Coast Main Line and Tyne Valley Line with major stops at MetroCentre Railway Station, Prudhoe Railway Station and Bardon Mill Railway Station.