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  • Belsay Hall

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    A two storey Tudor mansion was added to the west side of the old castle at Belsay, and later the mansion was given a Jacobean west wing, both are now ruinous, but well worth viewing. The old hall was abandoned when the occupants moved the 300m or so to their new hall. Admission Charge Adults - £5.50 for hall, castle and grounds Directions: In...

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  • The Quayside

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    The 1990's saw the transformation of the derlict docks on the east quayside of Newcastle to the modern splendour of today with the Batic Art Centre linked by the blinking Gateshead Millenium Bridge with its pedestrian and cycle paths. Interesting art work can be seen along the quayside too. This was probably the best part of Newcastle for me and in...

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  • City Walls

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    In the Middle Ages, Newcastle was an important outpost in the far reaches of the English kingdom. It's not surprising that it was heavily fortified for protection against those people to the North. This section of the medieval wall is attributed to the efforts of King Edward I (r. 1272-1307).

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  • Tyne Bridge

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    This is THE bridge that everyone associates with Newcastle. It took 3 years to build and was opened by King George V in October 1928. 7,000 tons of steelwork have gone into this bridge which is 193 ft high and 1,275 ft long. Its single arch spans 531ft across the Tyne. Two of the four supporting towers contain elevators linking the bridge to the...

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  • Earl Grey's Monument

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    Grey's Monument, standing 135 feet high at the centre of Newcastle's shopping area has been a landmark meeting place for locals and visitors since its erection in 1838. It was built to commemorate the services of Charles, Earl Grey (1764-1845) who as Prime Minister was a tireless anti-slavery campaigner, steering the Great Reform Bill (1832) into...

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  • Pubs and clubs

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Newcastle is full of great pubs and you're bound to find several you like as there's somethng for every taste. The mood changes depending on the time of day and week. On a Saturday the pubs are overflowing with football fans before and after the match (and during it too if the match is being shown on TV) - you'll find it hard to move but the...

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  • Angel of the North, Gateshead

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    Variously described as "inspiring" and a potential death-trap for passing motorists, the 150-tonne body and wings stands on the site of the pithead baths of the former Team Valley colliery on Tyneside. With a wingspan wider than a Boeing 767, the 20m high by 54m wide steel sculpture is one of north-east England's best known and most controversial...

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  • Views and viewpoints

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    The breeze on the Tyne during our visit was not condusive to one of my longed for reflection shots so I had to settle for this view of the Tyne Bridge in the glass window on the viewing terrace of the Batlic Mill. Thee's was another shot of the Millenium Bridge but this was slightly better. Thanks for the idea Sabsi!

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  • Newcastle United Football Club

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    Although present-day fans may not know the name as well, Jackie Milburn was as big a hero at St James’ Park in his day as Alan Shearer in his, and today he is commemorated with this statue near the ground and also in the name of one of its stands. He was born in 1924 in Ashington, Northumberland – a mining town that was also later home to Jack and...

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  • Castle Keep and Black Gate

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    The Castle Keep - the 'New Castle' from which the city takes it's name. Built in 1080 of wood, it was rebuilt in stone around 1168. Most of the castle complex was dismantled in 1809 and all that remains is the keep and the Black Gate, which are now disected by the railway! Inside the keep are two royal suites, and the views from the battlements...

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  • Newcastle Brown Ale

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    Scottish and Newcastle Breweries (now Scottish Courage, so losing the "Newcastle" part, which is a real shame) are based in Newcastle and Edinburgh. Their Newcastle site, which includes both offices and a brewery stands adjecent to the football ground. S & N is now the biggest brewer in the UK and is ranked 8th in the world. It's most famous...

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  • City Centre Shopping - general

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Newcastle has a great shopping centre with Eldon Square being the most impressive area for shopping. In winter you must take time out to go and look at the Christmas display in the window of Fenwicks. They always have some fantastic displays.

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  • Blackfriars

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    Just off Stowell Street at the opposite end to Rosie's is Monk Street and here you will find Blackfriars Priory - it's easily and often overlooked. It dates from the 13th century and after the disollution in 1539 it was used by various town guilds as their meeting rooms and also as almshouses. Some of the almsfolk remained until as recently as...

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  • Millennium Bridge

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Stricly speaking it's Gateshead's bridge (that's the town on the other bank - they paid for it!). Basically it links the two quaysides, and Gateshead is also building an arts centre into the old and histioric Baltic Mill just across the bridge. The bridge is for pedestrians and cyclists and has a unique and interesting feature: When ships need to...

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  • Tyne bridges - all

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Seeing the view of all those bridges was something I'd wanted to see for ages - it really does symbolise Newcastle. The 7 bridges that can be seen from the Gateshead Quayside are: Gateshead Millennium Bridge Tyne (King Gerorge V) Bridge Swing Bridge High Level Bridge Metro (QEII) Bridge Railway (King Edward VII) Bridge Redheugh Bridge 3 other...

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  • Leazes Terrace

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    Leazes Terrace was built in 1834 by Richard Grainger. It was at one time (and maybe is still) used by the University as a residence. It is very close to the football ground, the cantilever stand almost seems to overhang the houses.

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  • Bessie Surtees' House

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Bessie Surtees House stands on the Quayside and is an example of a 16th century Merchants house. Bessie Surtees was the daughter of a prominent and wealthy family in the city who fell in love with a man of poorer standing. The couple eloped to be married in Scotland and the window that Bessie climbed out of is marked with a blue pane of...

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  • All Saints Church

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    All saints is built in an unusual and classical style, and between 1961 and 1995 it ceased to be a church. Thankfully it is back in use now, and is worth a quick look, if only for the views it offers of the Quayside and the bridges.

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  • Newcastle University

    Newcastle upon Tyne Favorites

    Newcastle University started life as a school of medicine in 1834. Since then it has grown to become one of the countries leading Universities and still covers Medicine and Dentistry. The university occupies a large single site on the edge of the city centre, only a couple of minutes walk away. Some of the original old buildings still exist, but...

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  • River Tyne

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    Once the Tyne was alive with merchant ships of all sorts, passeneger ships, freighters, colliers, you name it. The quayside teemed with activity, while further towards the coast were the great shipyards that produced some of the finest ships in the world. The whole river is much changed now - much of the shipbuilding is gone, though there is...

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Tyne and Wear Hotels

  • Jesmond Dene House

    This nice little cozy B&B sits in the lovely residential neighborhood of Jesmond just north of the...

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  • Travelodge Sunderland

    Its cheap enough like all TravelLodge's. Excellent location above a popular bar called the Worm....

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  • Premier Inn South Shields

    2 Hobsons Way, South Shields, NE34 9PQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Park Farm Hotel

    Banesley Lane, Ravensworth, Gateshead, NE11 0HS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hey Green Country House Hotel

    Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NG, GB

  • Jurys Inn Newcastle

    I have stayed at The Jury's Inn twice recently for business as it is one of the favoured hotels of...

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  • Premier Inn Sunderland - West

    Wessington Way, Castletown (formerly "Travel Inn"), Sunderland, SR5 3HR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Athol House

    21 Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 4LS, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Eslington Villa Hotel

    8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6DR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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