Wylam is a pretty village in the Tyne Valley with a rich railway heritage. Wylam is the birthplace of the ‘Father of the Railways’, George Stephenson; it is the best place to see the history of one of Britain’s railway pioneers.
Wylam has a vibrant community and is the ideal location for those looking to commute to Newcastle or Hexham.
Wylam is full of period, stone-built property with small pockets of new build developments.
Properties in Wylam tend to start at around £250k, with period terraced properties reaching around £400k.
Wylam has a population of around 2,000.
As Wylam is in close proximity to Newcastle, it attracts young professionals as well as families.
Wylam has a village first school, which feeds into Ovingham Middle School, less than three miles away. For older children, Prudhoe Community High is just five miles away, or families could choose Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, which is 13 miles away.
Shopping and Leisure
Within the village is the renowned greengrocers J A Stobo & Son, as well as a florist, farm shop and café.
Bradley Gardens is a beautiful 19th century restored garden in Wylam. As well as gorgeous gardens, Bradley Gardens provides quality food and upmarket shopping.
Pubs and Restaurants
Wylam has various pubs; The Boathouse, The Ship Inn, The Fox and Hounds and The Black Bull, offering fine real ales.
The Wood Oven, a pizza restaurant, is a hidden gem within the village. For fine dining, residents travel to No.19 Restaurant at Close House and to Bradley Gardens, The Glasshouse Café, for freshly prepared breakfast and lunch.
The world-famous railway engineer, George Stephenson was born in Wylam. The house that he grew up in is available to visit with a café and beautiful gardens.
There are plenty of riverside trails around Wylam which are popular with cyclist, runners and walkers.
Anvil Homes Harlow Hill development of barn conversions marketed by youngsRPS is less than four miles from Wylam.
Wylam is just 11 miles East of Newcastle so if perfect for those looking to commute to the city.
Wylam also has a railway station with routes that run between Carlisle and Newcastle, where national connections are available.