Northumberland is a scenic county in the north-east of England and on the Scottish border. Once part of the Roman Empire and later the site of many battles between England and Scotland, Northumberland became an important location during the Industrial Revolution due to the abundance of coal in the area. Modern-day Northumberland is a county with something to offer for everyone- from beautiful coastal homes to busier life in bustling market towns to the peace and quiet of the beautiful Northumberland countryside to coastal living in pretty seaside villages. Historians can enjoy a visit to Hadrian's Wall or the county's many castles such as Alnwick and Warkworth. Arty types, meanwhile, will delight in the galleries throughout the county, such as the Breeze in Wooler or the Belford Craft Gallery. Those who love nature can wander through the gorgeous Northumberland countryside, including the gorgeous Northumberland National Park or the Kielder Forst Park, or its beautiful sandy beaches. Shopaholics, meanwhile, will enjoy the range of high-street and independent shops throughout the market towns, such as Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham. Young families will be delighted with the range of excellent independent and state schools in the county, whilst professionals can enjoy a less than an hour commute to nearby Newcastle. Properties for sale in Northumberland range from extensive country homes set in gorgeous grounds to seaside cottages to perfect family homes to flats in converted homes and everything in between.