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County Durham

County Durham encompasses picturesque towns and villages, stunning landscapes and coastline, and the historic city of Durham. Larger cities like Sunderland and Newcastle are within easy reach, and good transport links make travelling around the UK for work or leisure a breeze. A new home from Persimmon means you’ll be ideally placed to enjoy all that the county has to offer.

Buying a new build home in County Durham

Packed full of history and natural beauty but with its proximity to Newcastle, all the amenities of a modern city are available. Whether looking for rural tranquillity or city living, you’ll find it with a new home from Persimmon.

Living in County Durham

Countryside and seaside

On one side of the county is the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the other is the rugged coastline of the North Sea. This provides two striking landscapes to enjoy, each offering a range of healthy, outdoor activities. From hiking, cycling and horse riding to kayaking, sailing and fishing, you’ll never be short of a reason to get out into the great outdoors.

Transport Connections

County Durham benefits from great transport connections. Trains and buses connect the smaller towns and villages and provide links to Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle. Durham Station is on the East Coast Main Line which offers direct links to Edinburgh Waverley in less than two hours and with London Kings Cross in under three hours. The A1 passes through the county, connecting Newcastle and London and a good network of roads provides links to neighbouring regions. Teesside International Airport is just outside Darlington and provides a range of domestic and international flights.

History wherever you look

The county has a huge amount of history, ranging from Roman Britain to the Industrial Revolution. This provides plenty of opportunities for fascinating day trips to places like Binchester Roman Fort, Tanfield Steam Railway - the world’s oldest railway, and Barnard Castle. With so many culturally important destinations on your doorstep, make the most of days out from your new home.

Our new build homes in County Durham

Persimmon has houses available across County Durham, including Bishop Auckland and Hartlepool. Explore our available homes and contact our customer services team to find out more.