The North East of England is a very special place to us. It’s where we first met – at university in Durham. We fell in love with the heritage and beautiful countryside of County Durham and Northumberland (as well as each other!) but thought that there was a gap on Instagram for photographers to share their pictures of the stunning region. So, we set up @northeast.england, a community account which we still curate, despite us now living about as far away from the North East as is possible!
England’s north eastern corner is a gorgeous part of the world, with a stunning castle-lined coastline, to the rugged moors which mark the region’s western border, the varied landscape make it a photographer’s dream. The area’s history has also left its mark, with Hadrian’s Wall running across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, the legacy of the Prince Bishops in Durham and the mining heritage which can be seen in towns and villages across the region.
Since we started the account in 2018, it now has a following of over 10,000 and over 100 people tag @northeast.england every week. It’s wonderful to see so many people engaging with a region we love and we repost our favourite pictures every few days.