A SOAP star said she felt like she was in California during a holiday on the Northumberland coast.
Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, told the Gazette about her family trip after tweeting her praise for the county.
She said: “We couldn’t get enough of the people, the food and the scenery, just brilliant. Thank you Northumberland we’ll be back!”
Staying in Newbiggin, Julie said they spent hours at Barter Books in Alnwick and enjoyed a Valentine’s meal at The Treehouse in The Alnwick Garden. Her dog enjoyed running in the dunes at Warkworth and the family spotted dolphins off the coast.