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The Beauty of North England is a place of unique character and Britain’s hidden gem ranging from unspoilt sandy beaches and breathtakNorth ing countryside landscapes to vibrant cities rich in culture and history. The North East has a flourishing international reputation as a England

centre for innovation, science and design. A new generation of talented professionals is being drawn to the area, attracted by the high quality of life and wide range of opportunities for personal growth and career profession, I’ve seen many people stating that, many northern cities are worthless failures and the best advice for their inhabitants is to move south at once. In fact, everything about life in the north England – from the people and the food, to the politics and the fashion – is the best in Britain.

Irena Partal


The beauty of North England

Irena Partal


North England is a place of unique character and Britain’s hidden gem ranging from unspoilt sandy beaches and breathtaking countryside landscapes to vibrant cities rich in culture and history. The North East has a flourishing international reputation as a centre for innovation, science and design. A new generation of talented professionals is being drawn to the area, attracted by the high quality of life and wide range of opportunities for personal growth and career profession, I’ve seen many people stating that, many northern cities are worthless failures and the best advice for their inhabitants is to move south at once. In fact, everything about life in the north England – from the people and the food, to the politics and the fashion – is the best in Britain.


• The people.. To quote the comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth): “It’s nice up north”. By “it” he might reasonably be taken to mean “everything”, but the observation is particulary true of the people. Amiability is hard-wired into northern discourse by the use of “pet” and “love” To go north is to be checked by salutary experiences: the shopkeeper who, when asked the way to a particular street, steps out of his shop the better to direct you; the woman on the train who gives you a conspiratorial smile as you tell some feeble joke to your children. If the north ever does become economically unviable, it might at least function as a standing moral corrective to the south.


• The countryside.. They call it the Backbone of England- the vast line of exquisite hills and dales that bisects the north counrty and includes not one, not two but three national parks- areas of outstanding natural beauty, stretching from the Derbyshire Peaks, though Yorkshire and up to Northumberland and formin the lungs of those still great industrial cities of Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.


• The arts.. Seeing famous artists and bands doesn’t mean travelling to London, because they stay up north, where they can enjoy anonymity along with the internet, electricity and even gas. Kaiser Chiefs may have stretched a point when they proclaimed “Everything is brilliant in Leeds”, but the city’s well-established annual pop festival has a lot less mud than Glastonbury and no stilt-walking crazy hippies. Of course, the ebst music has always been created in the north. Morrissey’s Manchester is a constant production line of classic British pop.


Liverpool – the European City of culture, lest we forget. Leeds has its onw International Film Festival, while the city-based Opera North has won plenty of awards to sing about. The fantastic West Yorkshire Playhouse, built in 1990, is the largest regional repertory theatre in the Uk outside London and Stratford. And of course, Manchester houses Britain’s longest-establiched symphony orchestra, the 151-year-old Halle.


• The humour.. I don’t know why the standard of public, throwaway humour is so much higher in teh north than in the south, but it is. Maybe northerners aren’t in such a hurry. The need to earn big money isn’t so acute. When you’re in a hurry, all you think about is whatever you’re rushing to.


North of England vs South of England?( General opinion) cumbrian traveller: “North wins again here in the UK as well , nicer people, more friendly cheaper cost of living are just a few of the benefits.” Kangaroo: “north its much more friendly and happy :), and cheaper., and you get the SNOW” Johnny: “North , lower cost of living , nicer people with a better sense of humour” *bRiTiSh GiRl*: “The north cause I’m from the north but then in the south they often have nicer summers. I think both parts have good and bad areas. I do think in the north though people tend to be less materialistic.” Crow: “The north because the air is slightly fresher.”


The Beauty of North England