Why I Love The North Of England

Why I Love The North Of England

It’s no secret that I’m proud to be a Northerner. I love the North of England, it’s full of so many special places and people. From the Angel of the North, to Malham Cove, Blackpool Tower and hundreds of amazing places in between you could spend forever exploring the North of England and never get bored. We are lucky enough to live quite near Eureka the children’s museum in Halifax, the National Media Museum in Bradford and near enough to many of Yorkshire’s other great attractions. The North of England is full of beautiful scenery, coastlines and History too!

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The National Media Museum Bradford

One of my all time favourite places in the North is York. I’ve loved going there my whole life but even more so since having the children. It’s one of those places that feels good, from the National Railway Museum which the kids love, to the shopping, the eating (Betty’s is a must) and the city walls. York is a great place to visit. We quite often drive up to York, visit the designer shopping outlet and then Park and Ride into York centre. Parking in the centre of York like most popular tourist places can be tough but the Park and Ride system works brilliantly here and if you park anywhere in the direction of the Race Course you enjoy a great bus ride in taking in the sights.

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National Railway Museum York

So when Marriott Hotels asked me to be their North of England Ambassador I was excited because it meant I could share my love for the North along with discovering some new Northern treasures. That’s where you lot come in, Marriott Hotels are looking to create a really cool visual about the North of England and they want to collect your favourite things about the North of England to include in this creative visual. Please tell me what your favourite things to do up here are, where to stay, where to eat or just what you love about the North of England. I want to know your top tips for visiting up here, whether with the kids, with friends or as a couple.


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York Marriott Hotel


So follow the Rafflecopter instructions, the main point is that I want you to share with me your favourite things about the North of England, that one’s an essential entry criteria, you can do that via a comment or even a blog post. If you blog then please make sure you comment with your blog link (if you can link back to this blog post that would be great so that others know about the competition, a no follow link is of course fine). The prize is Β£100 of Marriott Hotels vouchers!

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Why I Love The North Of England — 184 Comments

  1. My favourite place to visit is Whitby, it has a nice beach, a lively town centre, a ruined Abbey, historical connections with Captain James Cook, and is the burial place of the fictional character Dracula in the books written by Bram Stoker. I always enjoy the walk through the quaint streets leading up to the 200 steps which you need to ascend to reach the abbey ruins.

  2. The Northumberland coast is just so spectacular to look at an explore. Beautiful scenery, lots of historic buildings and monuments, and plenty of special wildlife (Puffins!). I’ve lived in the North East for over 20 years yet still feel there’s so much more of Northumberland to explore!

  3. The whole of the east coat for me – I never went to Blackpool until I was in my thirties! We always holidayed in Whitby and Filey when I was younger, and my partner and I spent a week there earlier this year. It was a trip down memory lane for me, but all new to him. I don’t think Sandsend has changed in 30 years!

  4. I have recently travelled round the lake district and to Hadrian’s Wall. The lakes were truly wonderful and I had a really fab time. Hadrian’s Wall was interesting, although it took me a one time to find it! It would appear that much of the wall has been ‘borrowed’ my locals who have used the brick work!

  5. I love to walk around the streets of york in the city centre – love the history of the place. Which is lucky, as I love there now x

  6. I like the fact you can go a few miles in any direction and you will see such diversity of landscapes. A couple of my favourite places are in the west the lake district with its lakes and in the east Yorkshire with places like York and whitby with its history and culture.

  7. From a fellow northerner – I love the Yorkshire Wild Life Park, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – need I go on- there is so much as you say.

  8. I'm a Lancashire lass born & bred but no longer live there. I still love visiting as the people are so friendly & there is lots of stunning scenery around

  9. I’m a Northern lass and love all things Northern. I love especially travelling a few hours North up to Newcastle – its a fab city with so much to do and with easy access to everything with the Metro system.

  10. I have family in Co Durham who have moved from Tyne and wear, I love the friendliness when we visit, people talk to you on the bus

  11. I live in the north πŸ™‚ i love blackpool it’s like a mini vegas and I can’t even count how many times I’ve been but still never get bored

  12. One of my favorite places to go is Beamish Open Air Museum .I love the way all the people dress up in period costume and make you feel you have gone back in time πŸ™‚

  13. We don’t come up North nearly as much as we like, especially as we have great friends in the North πŸ˜‰

    I would LOVE to have a family break at the Lake District. I went with my mum, dad, brother and sister when I was a kid and remember that it was breathtaking and having an awesome time πŸ™‚ x

  14. I'm a Yorkshire girl born and bred and there are so many wonderful things for families to do up here. Some of my personal favourites are The Deep in Hull, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and of course Eureka! the National Children's Museum in Halifax. We have a three year old so we visit all these places regularly, not to mention the beautiful parks, countryside and seaside resorts we are lucky enough to enjoy in this part of the world. We really are spoilt for choice!

  15. I can’t resist Belsay Hall and Castle in Northumberland. There is an empty country house, which lets you see the skeleton of the place, then you walk through gardens to the quarry garden, dark mysterious and desirable, and emerge at a ruined castle. As i type, I’m infused with the atmosphere and long to return

  16. Well I'm from London, but I visit my cousins who live in Newcastle a few times a year. My favourite thing is just how much friendlier everyone is! -You can't help feeling more positive when a stranger smiles at you or says hello. It's so lovely. Unfortunately we don't get that too often here down South πŸ™ xx

  17. I love Whitby- nothing better than cosy nights in by the sea with traditional fish and chips – reminds me of romantic weekends away with my hubby before the little one came along!!

  18. the north (or slightly to the west!) is my home and im coming back to live there next year, and realise how much i miss just eveything i left behind
    Claire x

  19. i absolutely LOVE the museum of victorian science.. as soon as you walk in, there is fantastic visual overload of things to see and discover – fascinating little place!! xx

  20. i love the north of england as i live there, but from where i am i am 25 miles from manchester / liverpool 50 miles from the lake district / yorkshire dales. iA perfect hub for someone who likes big cities and enjoys the countryside!

  21. I am a very proud Northerner too and am very proud of my home town, Wigan’s sporting achievements this year – FA Cup Final Winners, Super League Rugby and Challenge Cup Rugby winners, Leigh Centurions’ Northern Rail Cup victory, David Lynn’s Portugal Masters triumph – amazing for a little Northern town

  22. It’s so hard to choose! I love the countryside of the Lake District, being a welsh girl it reminds me of home. But I also love the Cheshire countryside where we are now, and the vibrancy of Manchester and Liverpool. Then there’s the quaint towns like York and Harrogate. Yes, I love it up north!

  23. Possibly my favourite bookshop ever is located in the North of England; Barter Books in Alnwick. A trip to the North East, for me, isn’t complete without popping in.

  24. I love walking along the Durham coast. It’s been cleaned up since the colliery days and always has something interesting to offer whether watching ships at sea or the birds and hawks.I love it!

  25. Fantastic blog & giveaway! Being a northern lass my favourite thing about the North for me is being home in Leeds around all my family & friends πŸ™‚ A lovely place in the north for me is Stockeld Park in Wetherby near Leeds. It is amazing at Christmas time, it has an enchanted forest, Santa’s grotto, mysterious maze, skiing, ice skating etc its a really magical experience for a winter family fun day out! πŸ™‚

  26. It has to be in their chip shops they offer gravy and chips. πŸ˜€ They don't do it by us in east anglia. Also I love their accents.

  27. I love The Deep in Hull. I love it so much I got married there. Early next year they are getting penguins. I can’t wait for that!

  28. As a child we used to go to Scarborough a lot and I used to love walking along the seafront when the tide was in. We used to wait for the waves coming crashing over trying to run away dodging them but did get a few soakings.
    I was born in Bury Lancashire although i no longer live there, they have their world famous market there which is fab to wander around and their famous Bury black puddings are a must to try if you like them and they can’t be beaten.

  29. I live near Newcastle so you cant get much further north – I love a little place not from where we live called Tynemouth. Its really beautiful right on the sea front with cool bars and little boutique shops πŸ˜€

  30. I love the hills and walking. I’m from Northumberland and love the walks along Hadrians Wall. Now we live in fabulous York and can escape to the dales for the weekend.

  31. I love the Peak District National Park, I went to college up there and while it was bracing (to say the least!) most of the year, the countryside is just beautiful. There is so much to explore and so many historic buildings that so are well preserved and some real hidden gems.

  32. I Love going upto HULL everbody is kind and caring and there is a lot todo there and CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING City of Culture 2017 ABOUT TIME HULL GOT SOME Recognition

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