County the best holiday destination

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Northumberland has been voted the best UK family holiday destination by a popular website.

Mumsnet.com picked the county over Yorkshire, Cornwall and Dorset as the top holiday spot.

According to the website, Northumberland is the hot ticket for 2015 as the region has something for everyone, and it gets rave reviews for its beautiful, clean beaches.

In an article published on www.mumsnet.com, Mumsnetters added: “The Northumberland coast wins for us every time.”

In a recent episode of More Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green, which featured a segment on Amble and Coquet Island, the number of visitors to VisitNorthumberland.com tripled during broadcasting.

And two accommodation providers in Seahouses were awarded Gold in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014.

Northumberland Tourism general manager Jude Leitch said: “We think Northumberland is a fabulous place for family holidays with plenty of fascinating historical sites and wild landscapes to enjoy.

“It is great to see someone like Mumsnet agree.”