Northumberland Estates is a multi faceted business based at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.
Recent years have seen the organisation diversify away from historic income streams, putting property investment, development and management at its core, but still retaining significant investment in more traditional enterprises such as farming, forestry and tourism.
This has resulted in the creation of a substantial international property portfolio, managed for investment purposes. Predominantly UK based and centred on the North East of England, its primary focus is commercial property. Asset sectors include office, retail and industrial properties, and the development team specialise in obtaining planning permissions to deliver new and exciting projects throughout the North East. The Estate also maintains a large residential portfolio and considerable farming and forestry interests throughout Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, amounting to some 100,000 acres (almost 40,500ha). Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden remain amongst the more popular tourist attraction in the region.
The size and diversity of Northumberland Estates’ business interests make it a major employer and contributor to the local economy.