Washington is a town in the county of Tyne and Wear situated in the north-east of England. It is located 8 miles from Newcastle on the River Wear and has been designated a 'new town.' Washington has no railway station but does have a major bus station linking the town to Newcastle and Sunderland. The A1 motorway is easily accessible linked by the A182, A1231 and the A195.
Washington has a few parks to explore and its Old Hall was once the ancestral home of the first president of the United States, George Washington, and is now a National Trust property with beautiful gardens one can visit. There is a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve nearby with wildlife including swans, geese, ducks, and flamingos. The town also has a shopping centre called The Galleries with a range of shops and restaurants on offer.
There is an array of housing available with the average property price around £160,000 close to that of the national average. The areas of Albany, Blackfell, Fatfield, Mount Pleasant, Generals Wood and Usworth are all preferred areas to live.