Watch as Newcastle residents describe their favourite place in the North East

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Bamburgh, Cragside and Alnmouth were among the list of favourite places chosen by Newcastle residents.

We are lucky in Newcastle to be surrounded by beautiful and amazing areas, from places enriched in history and North East culture, to stunning countryside locations. In nearby towns such as South Shields and Tynemouth - there are gorgeous beaches and coastlines.

Newcastle is also home to an exciting nightlife and restaurant scene, bustling with different types of bars and a varied selection of cuisine.

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We took to Newcastle’s city centre to find out where the people of Newcastle describe as their favourite place in the North East.

The first people interviewed were Arnold and Margaret. When asked about their favourite place, Arnold half-joked: “The City of Newcastle Golf Club”, before going on to say that Bamburgh was his favourite location in the North East, due to being “such a lovely place”. He also mentioned Holy Island, and that he liked it due to its history.

Margaret said: “The view of Bamburgh Castle in the distance is just spectacular”, she also explained that the areas Northumberland, Bambrugh and Alnwick are “the best of both worlds” due to being near to the town and the countryside. She also described places such as Alnmouth as “lovely little quirky places”.

Another resident named Judith echoed the words of Margaret, showing appreciation for Alnmouth, as well as Beadnell. “The beaches are absolutely gorgeous, a lot of lovely places to visit,” she said.

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Resident Matthew chose Whitley Bay as his favourite North East spot, saying: “The beach is quite nice there.”

Resident Lynne spoke fondly of Bamburgh, due to happy childhood memories of having spent time there. She said: “When I was a child my parents had a caravan not far from Bamburgh, so it brings back a lot of happy memories.”

Cragside was also mentioned as a favourite spot among Newcastle residents.

The place with the most votes was Bamburgh, a village in Northumberland known for its castle and stunning coastline.

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