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Newcastle named UK’s friendliest city

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Newcastle has been voted the UK’s most friendly city.

The capital of the North East of England has come top in a list of the most hospitable places after scoring 19% of the vote in a study put together by travel firm, Wimdu.

Newcastle was also voted the least expensive place, with 91% of UK residents who voted naming southern cities as the priciest.

The south was voted the hub of culture with over half of Brits, with a score of 52%. Northern metropolises received 40% of the culture vote.

Wimdu UK’s CEO, Michael Riegel, said: “There is a clear dotted line dividing the nation. The results show that the north-south divide is not our imagination, but it’s stronger than ever.

“Britons instinctively head to the north for fun and friends and the south for culture so when you’re choosing a city for your weekend break this autumn, you should decide what is most important to you then choose your destination.”

The travel company’s survey was filled in online by 2,143 British adults, who were asked what they thought of 14 UK city break destinations including London, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Bath.

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