About Prudhoe

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About Prudhoe

  • Prudhoe is a thriving town of 12,000  people and growing all the time.
  • Prudhoe is a friendly place  where the locals want to get to know you.
  • Four out of five people rate Prudhoe as a good place to live.
  • Prudhoe sits in Thomas Bewick Country, which inspired the world famous wood engraver to start painting as a boy at Cherryburn.
  • Prudhoe has excellent bus and rail links to Newcastle and is only 20 minutes from the airport.
  • Prudhoe Community High School moved into a brand new building last year and is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
  • Prudhoe Castle guards the river crossing and was never conquered.  It was painted by JMW Turner.
  • Prudhoe is taken to mean ‘Proud Heights’ as it is sits high above the River Tyne and as we are proud of it!
  • Prudhoe has an unrivalled parade of independent shops including a wool shop, an art gallery, a craft shop and the largest hardware store for miles around.
  • Prudhoe Riverside Park is a gem with walks and cycles rides and a weekly Park Run.
  • Prudhoe Waterworld has the best gym and swimming pool for miles around.
  • Prudhoe boasts a diverse business community with jobs in telecommunications and in paper milling and much else but no longer in coal mining.

Working together to make Prudhoe a great place to live and work.