Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Chronicle Live
Chronicle Live
Tom Beattie

Four North East locations named in top 10 places rail users would most like to visit

Three North East locations have been named in the top ten locations rail travellers would like to visit.

Newcastle, Alnmouth, Durham and Berwick upon Tweed have made it into the illustrious of destinations families would most like to visit along rail operator LNER's 900-mile network.

Although, London came in at number one, delightful North East village Alnmouth ranked fifth, while the cultural cities of Newcastle and Durham came seventh and eighth, respectively.

Historic Northumberland town Berwick upon Tweed also made the list, coming in at tenth.

Read more: Tom Malone Snr of Gogglebox rants as he and wife Julie suffer holiday travel blues

The survey, which also found memory making experiences and leisure trips are important for nine out ten families, was conducted by Mumsnet after LNER commissioned the research. Other Northern towns featured on the list, with York coming in second, Harrogate fourth, Leeds sixth.

The research showed that coastal escapes are the kind of trips families are most likely to consider with 82 per cent preferring a seaside trip. Three quarters wanted to visit organised attractions, while 63 per cent chose areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Berwick was named in the top ten of LNER's list (North News / LNER)

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: "At LNER we've been welcoming more people back to travel with us faster than any other train company in Britain.

"We want to help even more people take advantage of ways to save money for a great value getaway.

"From booking direct to enjoying some of the many free experiences and attractions at the fantastic selection of destinations we serve, there's many ways people can save money and have a low-cost, highly memorable trip away."

A day trip to the beautiful cathedral city of Durham is on many people's bucket lists (North News / LNER)

Justine Roberts, CEO and founder of Mumsnet, added: "We know from Mumsnet users that spending quality time together is one of the most important elements of family life.

"With the cost of living rising and parents therefore budgeting harder, getting the best value for money possible will be more important than ever for those considering a family day out."


  • BBC's Gabby Logan speechless as European Championships medal ceremony chaos unfolds live on air
  • 50 ways to save money on your energy bills ahead of price cap rise this October
  • Sam Ryder predicts Eurovision UK host city for 2023 and it's bad news for Newcastle
  • DWP benefit claimants can get 30 things for free or reduced in August
  • 50 ways to save money on your energy bills ahead of price cap rise this October
  • Sign up to read this article
    Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
    Already a member? Sign in here
    Related Stories
    Top stories on inkl right now
    One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
    Already a member? Sign in here
    Our Picks
    Fourteen days free
    Download the app
    One app. One membership.
    100+ trusted global sources.