Traditionally one of the most maligned regions of the UK, the North is quickly becoming a region on the rise with new developments, the movement of business and the construction of new homes north east England in particular is seeing the benefits of longstanding investment, both financial and social.
Sheffield is one of the greenest and safest cities in Europe, with great sporting facilities, hosting world class events. All the world watches Snooker unfolding in the crucible, or at least those parts of the world which are interested in snooker.
Manchester is increasingly becoming a leading centre of the digital world in the UK with some of the countrys premier digital marketing companies. Some people quite like the football as well. With so much to do in this city it’s often called the second city of England.
Newcastle is also a wonderful place, combining great shopping, a world class university, with the traditional Northern friendliness, and unintelligible accents.
The key to the Norths long term success may rely on more willingness from the government to fund projects outside the Capital, ensuring that there are more projects, events, and attractions outside London to broaden the distribution of tourist trade around the country and hopefully attract even more visitors than previously seen.