Situated in the North East of County Durham, Consett is perched beautifully on the edge of the Pennines. Consett has a strong industrial background, having supplied steel for both Blackpool Tower and Britain’s most famous nuclear submarines.
The beautiful countryside close by is fantastic for weekend walks, and the Derwent Reservoir is a lovely place to visit. There is also the Beamish Museum, which is very popular and not far away at all, and just a 20 minute drive away you will find the historic city of Durham and it’s stunning cathedral.
The area is currently undergoing regeneration, with a new retail park being built and stores such as Starbucks, Tiger Bills, Tesco, Brantano, B&Q and Pets at Home having recently opened their doors.
Consett has a flea market on a Thursday and a general market every Friday and Saturday, so there is lots of things to see and do, and some great food options around. There is also a local music and beer festival every May that is great fun and very popular.
There are some great places to live in Consett, including the city centre, Medomsley, Shotley Bridge, Blackill and Leadgate, so get in touch now if you are considering a move to the area.