WE may be biased but we believe the north is one of the most photogenic regions of the UK.

Last weekend, we set our readers the difficult task of picking the best photograph they have ever taken in our region - and they didn't disappoint! 

Over 100 people submitted a photo displaying our beautiful coastline, castles and countryside. 

We have chosen 20 of our favourite photos to share with you. 

1. Redcar beach The Northern Echo: Credit: Clare Constantine Credit: Clare Constantine

2. Bishop's Palace sunset

The Northern Echo: Credit: Aidrian JordanCredit: Aidrian Jordan

3. Whitby AbbeyThe Northern Echo: Credit: Amie Elizabeth Forsyth Credit: Amie Elizabeth Forsyth

4. Durham Cathedral at nightThe Northern Echo: Credit: Cllr Joanne Howey Credit: Cllr Joanne Howey

5. High Force waterfall near Newbiggin when Storm Desmond hit 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Craig Gibbon Credit: Craig Gibbon

6. Hardwick Park, Stockton-on-Tees The Northern Echo: Credit: Colleen Marie GowlandCredit: Colleen Marie Gowland

7. A stream in Richmond, North Yorkshire 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Louise James Credit: Louise James

8. Music venue Sage in Gateshead at night 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Peter GreenCredit: Peter Green

9. St Cuthberts Church, Darlington 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Brett Giroux Credit: Brett Giroux


10. Colourful umbrellas in Durham city centre 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Sarah Jane TindaleCredit: Sarah Jane Tindale

11. Kirkcarrion in Bowbank and the milky wayThe Northern Echo: Credit: Kevin ProffittCredit: Kevin Proffitt

12. Durham Cathedral lit up for the Lumiere festival The Northern Echo: Credit: Louise MacCredit: Louise Mac

13. Saltburn cliff lift 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Steven John Mcnulty Credit: Steven John Mcnulty

14. Raby Castle, County Durham 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Rob Lambert Credit: Rob Lambert

15. Weardale covered in snow 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Stephen Moore Credit: Stephen Moore

16. Roker Lighthouse getting battered by waves 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Stanley BaxendellCredit: Stanley Baxendell

17. Drinkfield Marsh Nature Reserve, Darlington 

The Northern Echo: Credit: Michelle PattinsonCredit: Michelle Pattinson

18. A framed Tyne Bridge shot in the fog The Northern Echo: Credit: Gavin WilkinsonCredit: Gavin Wilkinson

19.  Close up of barley in Waldridge Fields, County Durham

The Northern Echo: Credit: Sarah Jane TindaleCredit: Sarah Jane Tindale

20. Auckland Castle through a lens ball The Northern Echo: Credit: Bob WoodsCredit: Bob Woods

Thank you to everyone to submitted a photo. 

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