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Living in Prudhoe: The Local Area Guide
Prudhoe is a picturesque town that sits high in a location overlooking the Tyne Valley, offering residents sweeping views. The town has traditional sense of style with stone cottages, low stone walls, and a bustling array of local shops. It’s capped by the historic Prudhoe Castle, which was constructed during Norman times. The castle and array of outdoor recreation in the region draws visitors and boosts the town’s economy with tourism. The town is conveniently situated near Newcastle and Gateshead. Many residents make the commute to one of these larger cities, but Prudhoe also has much to offer in its own right.
Surrounded by rustic woodland and located in close proximity to the Prudhoe Moor, outdoor walks and cycling are popular activities here. There’s a strong music scene in Prudhoe and the town’s events calendar fills up with lively festivals and special concerts. This includes the largest music-focused festival Glastonbury, as well as the innovative Prudhoe Arts Week. In the town centre there’s a wide variety of shops, markets and restaurants to explore.
There are two electoral wards in Prudhoe, dividing the town’s demographics into the North and South Prudhoe. Overall, there are approximately 11,000 residents in Prudhoe. Prudhoe residents enjoy a high quality of life, and this extends to their health. A high percentage of residents rate their health as being ‘good’ or ‘very good’, in both wards. Residents falling in the North Prudhoe ward are slightly more economically active, with 73.3% of working age describing themselves this way in comparison to the 69.8% in South Prudhoe. Although residents work in a variety of different industries across the board, Human Health and Social Work draws the highest percentage of workers from Prudhoe.
Economically, the town has changed over the years. Coal mining was once a major industry, and today there is still an industrial sector in an estate called Low Prudhoe, home to several factories.
Families living in Prudhoe enjoy access to a wealth of highly rated schools at all levels. At the primary level, there’s Prudhoe Castle First School as well as Prudhoe West First School. Pupils may then choose to move on to Highfield Middle School. In its 2013 Ofsted report, Highfield was rated as a “good” school which has outstanding elements. The behaviour and focus of its pupils was found to be a particular highlight.
Prudhoe Community High School is the town’s secondary educational institution. This sixth form college and high school serves pupils in years 9-13. There are over 1,000 students in attendance. Prudhoe Community specializes in technology and the arts, with excellent facilities to advance in these areas.
The Prudhoe Rail Station is conveniently located on the Tyne Valley line and is managed by Northern Rail Services. There are two trains per hour running to the city centre just 12 miles away from Newcastle. Regular services are also in operation to destinations including Nunthorpe and Hexham. With the Newcastle station under half an hour away, it’s easy for Prudhoe residents to access national rail services to Edinburgh, Carlisle, Glasgow, London and other destinations.
Prudhoe is located off the A695 road but the A59 is also close by. This links motorists with the national M1 and M6 motorways. For those commuting into Newcastle city centre by car, it’s under a half hour drive.
Amenities & Shopping
Tucked into the heart of the Northumberland countryside, there’s no shortage of leisure-based amenities in town. The Prudhoe golf club offers a well-manicured 18-hole course and the local water park is fully equipped with water slides and artificial waves as well as a gym.
Front Street is Prudhoe’s main shopping district, though additional shops and services can also be found. It offers gift boutiques, home goods shops, charity shops and fashion retailers. There are also numerous takeaways, restaurants and friendly cafes. A shopping highlight in Prudhoe is the town’s farmer’s market which takes place on the first Saturday each month.
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