Saturday, 15 July 2017

5 Reasons The North East is THE Best Place to live + Amazon Fire 7 Giveaway

1- The Mix 

Coast, Country, City?  We've got it all, and you don't need to go far to escape wherever you are get a change of scene and renew your spirit
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 The north east is the best of everything, coast, countryside and city living on your doorstep! I love that it is a small city with great transport links to get to everywhere. I am forever recommending us as more than just a party city Helen from Nellys Cupcakes

2 The Beautiful Coast

With a coastline stretching from the top of Northumberland to the edge of Cumbria you will be spoiled for choice. Our beaches have won national awards and have been mentioned by almost everyone I spoke to when researching this list ...


I love living in the North East because you have access to a fantastic unspoilt coastline, Newcastle is a vibrant and compact city and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and places to take the kids plus we have places like Kielder and Hadrian's Wall on our doorstep - people travel across the world to come and have a peek and we are so lucky to have gems like this on our doorstep. Oh and the people are canny too - the NE has a real sense of community I think (Sam from North East Family Fun )

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Tynemouth Priory from South Shields Beach
Katie Jane Online

3 Community Spirit 

I've lived in the North East all my life and there is nowt like local folk to pull together in times of need, when my Dad (a miner) was on strike for months and months I remember neighbours bringing us food and helping us out, just recently during the awful Manchester Terrorist Attack a local family were stuck down there, safe in their hotel but terrified, a local taxi driver drove the hundreds of miles in the wee small hours to bring them home, and charged nothing! We may be made fun of for our aversion to coats and love of beer (a total stereo type by the way) but we' share our chips, or a cab anyway and always have a friendly hello. A friendlier bunch you will not find anywhere

'The history and the people are fantastic in the North East. I've travelled around the world and there's something magnetic about our region. The castles, stunning countryside and tales of places like Hadrian's Wall make it one of a kind.' 


4 It's Cheap

No seriously that's a good thing, you'll find our cost of living lower than your prices down South and lets talk houses!  With some of the cheapest house prices in the country and North East Exclusive mortgages on offer, you will get more for your money and a better deal all round. For example this 4 bed detached in essex will set you back a cool £1.8m or you can move 'Up North' and get this 4 bed detached for a snip at £330,000 yes folks less than a 5th of the price and just as nice!

It's reasonably priced so we can afford a house whereas if we lived in most other parts of the country we couldn't. I love how accessible it is to beaches, countryside, city - everything is on the doorstep. Our particular area (Blaydon) has lots of great schools too so it's good to have so many options. I think it really is the best place to bring up kids. 
Caroline from Sprog on The Tyne


5 Whats On Offer 
More like whats not on offer!Want the history of England  in a live show? Ok lets do Kynren. 80s, 90s and 00's pop stars providing free open air summer concerts? You got it. Top class food and drinks? Take your pick.
We have shopping galore, history a plenty, visitor attractions and art gallery's that will leave you feeling uplifted, so much scenery and beautiful architecture that we've had more Hollywood blockbusters being filmed here than I can recount but lets name drop Harry Potter, Transformers and Avengers just off the top of my head! We have more to do than days in the year and I defy anyone to be bored in our fair North East


I moved away 15 years ago, way before kids.
Its only now I realise how much there is for kids (despite having been a kid there myself!)
I see what people are doing and there seems much more to do than round here. I'm in Berkshire 


Plus the prices up there are fab!
 (Lorna on Facebook )

I live in an awesome part of the wold and I'd recommend it to anyone as would most anyone I know as you can see from the comments. To celebrate our awesome North East Newcatle Building Society have very kindly donated a brilliant Amazon 7 as a competition prize, simply fill in the raflecopter and we will chose an winner from the correct entries



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180 comments:

  1. I haven't been to the North East before but it looks like it has stunning beaches

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  2. I live in the North East and love our coastline, our countrysie=de and our tourist attractions, inc The Angel of the North, Beamish outdoor Museum, the Farne Islands....

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  3. I love how close you are to the beautiful coast and amazing countryside and still near to the city.

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  4. We love that there is such beautiful scenery and the beaches are fantastic too xxx

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  5. The North East has everything. History, culture, beaches, shopping, recreation, excellent education institutions and we don't have the extreme weather or water shortages of the south. Why live anywhere else?

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  6. Because they might not get much sun, but the cold won't spoil the view. it brings a new kind of beauty you just don't get down south, but when the sun does come out, their coastline will take your breath away. They have some of the best places for a winter's walk in the country, they've got more castles than you can shake a stick at, and a stately home or two and their rivers aren't bad either. Because there's a piece of history around every corner and the best fish and chips in the UK is probably in the North East.

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  7. stunning coastline and fab beaches for the family x

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  8. The breathtaking coastline always does it for me.

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  9. have been to Cumbria, fantastic scenery

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  10. I love the Northumberland countryside, it is un-spoilt and rather beautiful in a rugged sort of way x

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  11. I love that although it's in the same country as Kent, it is so different. There are so many beautiful & interesting places that you just don't have in London

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  12. Living in the North, I think that it is fantastic. It's not overcrowded, there's lots of interesting things to do and people are friendly.

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  13. Currently living in south, but hopefully moving north come October as been looking at properties and there so much more for
    Money.

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  14. I have never actually been but the coastlines look stunning, and the friendly people and community spirit sound inspiring .x

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  15. We have family there we like to visit x

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  16. I love the beaches best and the towns are great to visit too.

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  17. Spencer Broadley26 July 2017 at 13:03

    The Angel of the North

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  18. the beautiful scenery & beaches

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  19. i love the attitude of the people!

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  20. I find the people very friendly

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  21. My cousin lives in Billingham and I love visiting him as I enjoy the coast up there, and the history

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  22. The beautiful coastline and the countryside xx

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  23. The people - i have lots of friends from the north east - they are all great fun :)

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  24. I love the scenery it is beautiful especially on a lovely sunshine day.

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  25. I have family in Sunderland so used to holiday there a lot when I was younger. I remember trips to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay as well which I loved!

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  26. My husband is from Newcastle

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  27. I am from Manchester and my sister now lives in Chester Le Street after completing uni. I love how accessible the transport is, you can get right to the coast on a tram for very little cost

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  28. I have never been to the North east - but intend to soon, I love the amazing countryside and deserted beaches

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  29. I love Northumberland. The coast is beautiful. Gotta love Northerners sense of humour too.

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  30. Have never been there, but the beaches and the scenery look stunning.

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  31. Have never been but I fancy a good shopping trip

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  32. Beautiful place and friendly people x

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  34. I love the north east coastline and its where my Mum is from so will always have a special place in my heart :)

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  35. The beautiful coastline is what I love about the North East

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  36. This the most scenic part of the UK breath taking

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  37. The stunning scenery and the lovely, friendly people :)

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  38. I am biased as I was born there but where do I start the scenery is varied and beautiful and the people are the nicest in the world.

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  39. I live in the North but have to confess that the furthest North East that I have been is Whitby. I really must visit more the North East.

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  40. I do not live in the north east but would love to visit and enjoy the scenery and sights

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  41. I know its cheaper up north but are there any jobs ? I've heard that's why a lot of people don't want to move there

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  42. i have friends in the north east and i love their accent :)

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  43. For me it has to be the friendliness of everyone! Coming from the South when I first visited the North East I was taken aback by how conversational the people I met were even to complete strangers!

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  44. Epic big scenery and lovely long beaches.

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  45. The scenery and coastlines. (@PeanutHog)

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  46. It's wild, remote, beautiful, varied, not too busy - wonderful !

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  47. Never been to the North East, but it looks like a beautiful place with fabulous scenery.

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  48. My favourite holiday location is the North East

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  49. I've never been but the coast looks amazing and the house prices are so much cheaper than down south where I am

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  50. i went to the north east once,but ended up drunk. so i didnt really see much of it. i think id like to go back, but stay sober this time!

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  51. Definitely the beaches- love them!

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  52. I love the beaches and the people they're so friendly

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  53. I'm a school teacher here in the North East, my favourite thing has to be the kids I work with... closely followed by all of my beautiful regular dog walking spots :)

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  54. I love my geordie accent, and the night life of course :)

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  56. The breathtaking coastline

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  57. I've just come back from a holiday in Yorkshire and aside from the awesome days out at a lead mine museum and Forbidden Corner, I'd say the best thing was the super friendly people of the North East!

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  58. In my experience it's the people who make a place special. Scenery is lovely but without the warmth of the locals it's worth nothing. That's what makes the North East such a great area to visit.

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  59. National Railway Museum Shildon

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  60. we have only been once but did love the beautiful scenery and the beaches

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  61. I've been last week in North East, to Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum, both amazing. I wish I would be able to visit more, but time is limited.

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  62. The lovely welcome you receive from the locals

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  63. It's just so pretty!

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  64. My grandparents were from there and we visited their parents a few times, my great aunt had a sweet shop there :-)

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  65. Relaxed,beautiful, perfect for holidays when I "run" away from everyday life.

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  66. love north east england geordie accent

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  67. all the amazing people who pull together when it matters - james harland

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  68. Pease pudding!

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  69. The north east coast and beaches :)

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  70. I love the accents, and I love the countryside, especially the beaches.

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  71. I love the scenes and the architecture of the cities and villages.

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  72. I live in the North East and we are so friendly and keep an eye out for each other

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  73. Ive never been but it always looks like such a nice place.

    Kelly Glen
    glenka@hotmail.co.uk

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  74. lovely scenery, I would love to live there

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  75. The lovely beaches and friendly people

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  76. Never been to Northumberland, but have been to Cumbria ... so beautiful!x

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  77. The biggest difference from the South is the wonderful slower pace of life, everyone has 'time' to smile and say hello. Cost of living a lot cheaper for commodities and housing. The coastline is gorgeous, walking it amazing. (Ssh don't tell too many people about it!)

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  78. I have friends in the north east and I just love the scenery - gorgeous

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  79. My husbands family are from newcastle we love visiting them its beautiful there

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  80. The friendly people and incredible scenery.

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  81. I love all the beaches and the scenery, it's a lovely place place to visit.

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  82. I love the sea, and the beaches.

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  83. I love that everyone is so friendly! And the beautiful countryside.

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  84. I love the scenery, the walks and the friendly atmosphere

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  85. The countryside and all the castles its wonderful

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  86. Travelling north on the train from Newcastle to Berwick and beyond into Scotland, the views are amazing. The coastline in the North East is just beautiful, well worth a visit for anyone who hasn't yet done so.

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  87. So much to do and see, something for everyone!

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  88. The beautiful beaches.

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  89. Always something to do even if its wet

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  90. The gorgeous scenery, from beautiful, sandy beaches to rolling green hills and fields :)

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  91. The people. It's like Jason Manford said - the accent is the friendliest!

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  92. Many things. The links are glorious and I never tire of St Mary's Island .

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  93. The stunning scenery and fabulous beaches

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  94. I love the North east and we are renting a cottage soon near Hexham. I can't wait. It's a beautiful part of the country.

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  95. We live down South, but my husband was born in Newcastle and we would love to visit.

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  96. The North East is famous for it's welcome, the friendly, spirited people and the rich and colourful stories from it's cultural past.

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  97. The affordability and the fact that the north east is home to many awesome tattoo artists!

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  98. The variety of days out! We have two leggy lurchers, and love the fact we can have a day at the beach, or at a ruined castle, or even Beamish museum - so many choices, and all completely different!

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  99. The cooler weather

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  100. I've never actually visited the North East (I'm in the South West) but I would love to one day. It looks lovely.

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  101. The people are so friendly and I love the accent, so warm and cheery.x

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  102. Everyone is so friendly. We have family that live up North! Love the gorgeous coastline.

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  103. Great countryside and friendly people.

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  104. You've got to love the people and the accents

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  105. You have the best of both worlds. You have lots of countryside but big cities also

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  106. The countryside, coastline and the people.

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  107. I live the city of Newcastle....so many things to do and great shopping

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  108. I love the coastline. We live in Cumbria and used to visit family in the North East.

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  109. I used to live in York for 4 years, and I miss it dearly - it's a truly beautiful place.

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  110. The beautiful scenery, the history and, of course, the people.

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  111. We love visiting the coastline, very pretty

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  112. We love the gorgeous scenery and beaches, not to mention the fab tourist attractions.

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  113. I've never been to the north east but the images above show it has a lot to offer, the beach looks idyllic.

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  114. completely agree with you, I live in an old mining village inbetween Durham and Sunderland, it's a great place to be

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  115. It's a lovely city, with brilliant shopping and some fantastic restaurants xx

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  116. I love the coastline and the countryside but there are also some great towns and cities for shopping too

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  117. I love how relaxed it is. Such a calm atmosphere compared to the busy city i live in. Great escape

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  118. I have never been but I have many friends who say the people are so friendly. Unlike us in London!

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  119. I haven't been for a really long time but I loved the scenery

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  120. I love the diversity - whether you're after city life, seaside or rural peace there's something for everyone!

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  121. Wonderful part of the uk, I love the people first, then the shopping and Durham cathedral! Many thanks

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  122. I start the scenery is both varied and beautiful and the people are the most genuine in the world.

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  123. it's a hive of activity - great people, great fun, lots to see and do.

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  124. I love hitting Newcastle for a shopping trip. I come from somewhere with plenty of shops but love it for a change of scene. Then a night out - there's much more than clubbers with no jackets going on!

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  125. I love that we have such a great mix up here - vibrant city centre, to beautiful coast, to the gorgeous moors and countryside!

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  126. I love the people from the north east they are by far the friendliest

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  127. The buildings, living down south there's too much modern mixed in!

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  128. Such beautiful scenery and the beaches and of course the North York Moors!

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  129. I love the North East because of its friendly, passionate people and also because of the beautiful landscapes and places to explore. (Laura Jeffs)

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  130. I love a Parmo and a lemon top!

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  131. We love Northumberland, and all the beautiful castles and beaches around there.

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  132. It has the prettiest coastline ever and the shopping in Newcastle is pretty amazing too!

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  133. beautiful coast and countryside

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  134. Confession time: I've never been to the North East! It looks beautiful though.

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  135. I love the North East, its where my grandparents are from, love a trip to Darlington.

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