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'''Northumbria''' is a county in the far north of [[England]], on the border with [[Scotland]].
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'''Northumbria''' is a county in the far north of [[England]], on the border with [[Scotland]].  
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Northumbria is not the formal name for this county.  It is actually Northumberland. 
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
  
 
*[[Berwick-upon-Tweed]]
 
*[[Berwick-upon-Tweed]]
*[[Durham]]
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*[[Gateshead]]
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There are no other cities.  Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Carlisle are nearby cities.  Darlington, Hull, York, Middlesborough are much further south.
*[[Hull]]
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*[[Middlesbrough]]
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Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is closer to Northumberland than than London is. 
*[[Newcastle]]
 
*[[Sunderland]]
 
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
  
*'''[http://www.hadrians-wall.org/ Hadrian's Wall]''' - on the border with Scotland. An 80-mile long wall built by the Roman Governor Hadrian to keep the Scottish tribes out. A World Heritage site.
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*'''[http://www.hadrians-wall.org/ Hadrian's Wall]''' - on the border with Scotland. An 80-mile long wall built by the Roman Governor Hadrian to keep the Scottish tribes out. A World Heritage site is situated at Housestead, north-west of Hexham.
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*The '''Angel of the North''' - a giant black metal angel sculpture
 
*The '''Angel of the North''' - a giant black metal angel sculpture
*'''[http://www.northumberland-national-park.org.uk/VisitorGuide/default.htm Northumberland National Park]
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*'''[http://www.northumberland-national-park.org.uk/VisitorGuide/default.htm Northumberland National Park] Is not in Northumberland, but in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear!
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*'''[http://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/ Lindisfarne]''' - the "Holy Island"
 
*'''[http://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/ Lindisfarne]''' - the "Holy Island"
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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Northumberland is England's most northerly and sparesly populated county.  Northumberland means "land north of the Humber" and once covered an area stretching from Dumfries to South Yorkshire.
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The area has a very long and bloody history, due to its proximity to Scotland and has fallen under Scottish hands at least once as the border shifted over time.  The more populous towns are either market towns (Amble, Hexham, Alston) and others are mining communities (Prudhoe, Ashington) before the collapse of the industry.
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I found that some people here doesn't necessarily define themselves as English or Scottish, and is a testament to how easy-going, laid back folks are in the north of England compared to the south.
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Northumberland is the only county with a particular kilt style and dance (due to the Scottish roots?) and has its own dialect, different from the famous Geordie of Newcastle.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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You generally need a car to get about in Northumberland as it is a rural county.  There are some regular bus services on the main routes mainly served by Arriva Northumbria.  Bus timetables can be found at http://www.ukbuses.co.uk/ and clicking on Nexus icon at the bottom of the page.
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There is a cross-county train service from Newcastle-Carlisle, stopping at towns in the Tyne Valley, including Prudhoe, Corbridge, Hexham and Haltwhistle.
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Trains from Newcastle sometimes stop at Morpeth, Northumberland's capital.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Revision as of 19:20, 12 April 2004

Northumbria is a county in the far north of England, on the border with Scotland.

Northumbria is not the formal name for this county. It is actually Northumberland.

Cities

There are no other cities. Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Carlisle are nearby cities. Darlington, Hull, York, Middlesborough are much further south.

Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is closer to Northumberland than than London is.

Other destinations

  • Hadrian's Wall - on the border with Scotland. An 80-mile long wall built by the Roman Governor Hadrian to keep the Scottish tribes out. A World Heritage site is situated at Housestead, north-west of Hexham.
  • The Angel of the North - a giant black metal angel sculpture
  • Northumberland National Park Is not in Northumberland, but in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear!

Understand

Northumberland is England's most northerly and sparesly populated county. Northumberland means "land north of the Humber" and once covered an area stretching from Dumfries to South Yorkshire.

The area has a very long and bloody history, due to its proximity to Scotland and has fallen under Scottish hands at least once as the border shifted over time. The more populous towns are either market towns (Amble, Hexham, Alston) and others are mining communities (Prudhoe, Ashington) before the collapse of the industry.

I found that some people here doesn't necessarily define themselves as English or Scottish, and is a testament to how easy-going, laid back folks are in the north of England compared to the south.

Northumberland is the only county with a particular kilt style and dance (due to the Scottish roots?) and has its own dialect, different from the famous Geordie of Newcastle.

Get in

Get around

You generally need a car to get about in Northumberland as it is a rural county. There are some regular bus services on the main routes mainly served by Arriva Northumbria. Bus timetables can be found at http://www.ukbuses.co.uk/ and clicking on Nexus icon at the bottom of the page.

There is a cross-county train service from Newcastle-Carlisle, stopping at towns in the Tyne Valley, including Prudhoe, Corbridge, Hexham and Haltwhistle.

Trains from Newcastle sometimes stop at Morpeth, Northumberland's capital.

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

External links

Northumbria Tourist Board

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