Charles Church

County Durham

County Durham’s variety might surprise you, as you will soon discover from your new home here. The vibrant metropolitan life of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland just over the border, is offset with the most fabulous large-scale rural landscape and a dramatic North Sea coastline.

Sitting between Northumberland, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Tyne & Wear on the east coast, this is a county of wide-open space. Newcastle is the business and commercial mecca for County Durham and the cathedral and university city of Durham is the cultural focal point, with the River Wear carving its route to the North Sea. 

Living in County Durham

Looking for a new home in County Durham?

The high Durham Dales, part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, will give you a blast of fresh air, whilst the thundering waterfall at High Force will take your breath away.

The A1 takes over from the M1 heading north, the train service to London King’s Cross matches the route, and Newcastle airport is excellent for home and away flights.