New Homes in Burnopfield
Welcome to Burnopfield
Whether you’re exploring the countryside, enjoying some retail therapy or taking the kids to a local museum, there’s plenty to see and do close to the village of Burnopfield. Located in County Durham just a short commute from Newcastle, a new home in Burnopfield could just tick all the right boxes for you and your family’s next move.
A quick history
The place name Burnopfield is believed to date back to Saxon and Viking times, with links to languages spoken by both tribes of people. High Friarside Hospice was opened in the early 14th century for people suffering with leprosy, but it was demolished just over a century later. Burnopfield is historically within a coal mining area, but there was no colliery in the town, with waggonways running through the town for transportation instead.
Business and industry
Local employers include Quantum Pharmaceutical and Radford HMY Group, while big businesses in the local area include Nissan Motor Manufacturing and DB Arriva in Sunderland, and the Go-Ahead Group, Virgin Money and Greggs in Newcastle.
Things to do in the area
Burnopfield is home to a small number of shops, while you can enjoy some retail therapy at the high street and designer shops in Newcastle and Durham nearby. The village has its own cricket club, while Whickham Golf Course and Beamish Park Golf Club are both nearby.
If you have children, there are plenty of family-friendly places of interest nearby including Tanfield Railway, Hall Hill Farm, and the Discovery Museum and Seven Stories Children’s Museum in Newcastle. For family weekend walks, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are only a short drive away.
Other places of interest include The National Trust’s Gibside, Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish Wild and Durham Cathedral.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, it’s good to know that Burnopfield is well-connected by road. For rail travel, Newcastle station has regular services to other towns and cities across the country, including London.
To get to Newcastle, the journey from Burnopfield takes 20 minutes by car, while you can get to Durham in 25 minutes and Sunderland in 35 minutes. If you’re going to London, the train from Newcastle takes three hours.
When it’s time for a holiday, you can get to Newcastle International Airport in just 20 minutes from your new home in Burnopfield.
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