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Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is one of the most beautiful and diverse counties in the North East, offering beautiful golden beaches, miles of Green Belt as well as the iconic bridges over the River Tyne and the Angel of the North.

The county has five boroughs, which all have their own unique characters. If you’re looking for a slower pace of life, North Tyneside and South Tyneside are awash with miles of sandy beaches, coastal towns and villages. North Tyneside is well known for its quiet beaches and golf courses, while South Tyneside has popular seaside resorts and a rich Roman history.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the heart of Tyne and Wear is the largest city in the area with a beautiful Georgian centre, a castle, a world-class university and a great nightlife packed with top venues, Michelin-starred restaurants and lively bars. A new home in Newcastle enjoys excellent schools, shops and transport services, with two railway stations and a metro tram.

Next-door, Sunderland is a busy port and city of culture. The Stadium of Light is a major venue hosting the world’s biggest music stars. Aside from waterside views across the city, the streets are packed with cycle and walking trails as well as open green spaces - a great place for a new build. While Gateshead is often associated with the Metrocentre – one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, packed with every designer brand and high street shop you could imagine – what is less well known is that half of Gateshead’s borough is Green Belt. The area has a huge number of nature reserves and sites of biodiversity and is wonderful for outdoor pursuits.

From your new build in Tyne and Wear, you might take a train to London or Edinburgh, a ferry over to Amsterdam or even fly off from Newcastle Airport – but, a new house in Tyne and Wear is sure to make you want to stay close to home and explore.