A guide to living in Cramlington

A guide to living in Cramlington

The Northumberland town of Cramlington lies on the border between Northumberland and North Tyneside, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre.

Cramlington is the perfect place for combining the beauty of the Northumberland outdoors and the inner-city life of Newcastle. Our Barley Meadows development is ideally located with excellent bus links and great access to the A19 and A1, meaning many sights and attractions* are just a short drive away.

Whether you're walking through Jesmond Dene, exploring the Northumberland National Park, or enjoying the spectacular coastline, there are plenty of natural spaces to enjoy. Closer to home, Cramlington has the Concordia Leisure Centre, Manor Walks Shopping Centre, a cinema and a selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, schools and the list goes on.

Here’s what living in Cramlington has to offer...

Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall is a National Trust property set within its own estate and surrounded by stunning grounds. It’s a monument of the area's history, holding stories that go back to the late 11th century. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and explore the Delaval Playdium (play area) and self-guided walks on a day out here.

Manor Walks Shopping Centre

For something a little closer to home, in the heart of Cramlington is the Manor Walks Shopping Centre, which has all of the essentials for your shopping needs. From jewellery, clothing and homeware, to grabbing the newest tech, there’s something for everyone. Its collection of restaurants, bakeries and eateries are popular with shoppers looking to grab a bite to eat before heading home, or a welcomed break mid-shop. There’s a cinema too.

East Cramlington Nature Reserve

With natural features such as beautiful walks, ponds and grassland, this small, peaceful reserve offers various plants and animals a home, including dragonflies - if you can spot them. The perfect place for those weekend dog walks or simply getting out during the week for a light walk or jog; the East Cramlington Nature Reserve offers a small tranquil escape from busy town life without having to travel far. 

Concordia Leisure Centre

If you're a keen fitness fanatic, the Concordia Leisure Centre has you covered! With a state-of-the-art gym and various fitness classes, it's the ideal place to go for getting your dose of exercise. Its newly refurbished pool has interactive water features which will keep the kids well entertained too! As well as its gym and range of exercise classes, the facilities also include a sports hall, squash courts, climbing wall and more.

Arcot Hall Golf Club

If you're an avid golfer, the Arcot Hall Golf Club could be a great way to indulge your passion. The club often host events for its members, and the 18-hole course offers a range of difficulty levels to help challenge and grow your skills. With its online booking system, you can make sure you're ready to tee off on arrival.  

Northumberland Coastline

The fresh air, stunning beaches and coastal features are just some of the reasons to take a leisurely stroll along the Northumberland coast. Dotted with an array of seaside eateries, from Rylie's Fish Stack in Tynemouth, all the way to The Jolly Fisherman in Craster, and the many, many choices in between, you’ll not be stuck for choice. The coastline makes for a wonderful change of scenery on the weekend for walks with a partner, children or pets.  

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle city centre is just a 15-minute drive away from Cramlington. Whether it's grabbing an award-winning midday coffee in Flat Caps or getting dressed up for cocktails in Central Oven and Shaker, there are plenty of food and drink destination choices for everyone. Cultural attractions like The Discovery Museum, which displays the history of Newcastle and is home to an interactive Science Room, or The Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery, which has a viewing point looking over the Tyne and city, means there’s never a dull moment in the city. Experience what the Quayside Market has to offer every Sunday, where you’ll find a selection of gifts, home decor, art, food, coffee, and more.

Does living in Cramlington seem like the ideal place for you? Find out more about our Barley Meadows development.