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Donna Petch: The North East HUB, loves Northumberland’s market towns and fish and chips in Seahouses!

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Donna Petch

Donna Petch

Donna Petch is the creator of The North East HUB, which helps promote businesses in the North East of England via via social media, blog reviews and more. Donna started the HUB earlier this year.  She is from Roker in Sunderland. Her key achievements to date are getting my degree and PhD, working in Cancer Research and starting my own business ‘The North East HUB’

How long have you visited in Northumberland or The Scottish Borders?: I have visited Northumberland many times for weekends out and long walks.

What is it about the county that appeals to you?: The fresh air and rural feel of it all. Great to get away from the distractions of television and mobile phone.

What’s your favourite Northumberland beauty spot?:I have a few favourites, Seahouses, Alnwick, Berwick, my favourite being Alnwick, it’s a beautiful place.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Tell us about your favourite view/walk/cycle route/town/nightspot?: The Hairy Lemon pub in Alnwick, great name, food and atmosphere.

The list of places to visit is endless. But some are more special than others.  A trip to Northumberland/the Borders wouldn’t be complete without . . .: Seahouses

Why is locally produced Northumbrian/Borders food the best?: The freshness and taste really shines through.

Do you have a preferred place to eat out in the county and why?: Not really, just a nice place on the grass for a picnic is great.

Northumbrians and people from The Scottish Borders are renowned for the warm welcome they offer holidaymakers and day trippers alike. What do you think is the secret ingredient for this friendliness?: I think because they live in a great relaxed area and that comes across quite well.

Coast or country, and specifically which part?: Coast, I’ve been brought up to love the sea, so anywhere near it is great!

Your favourite market town and why?: Berwick, lots of great little shops to hunt around in.

Your favourite historical site?: Bamburgh Castle is so historic and amazing, a must see!

And the best road to take a leisurely and scenic drive along?: Those around Kielder Water.

What would be your perfect day out in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders? A day out shopping in Berwick finished off with and fish and chips at Seahouses.

Fishing boats at Seahouses


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