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  • 1. The Quayside

    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...

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  • 2. Angel of the North, Gateshead

    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...

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  • 3. Belsay Hall

    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...

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  • 4. Tyne Bridge

    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...

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  • 5. Pubs and clubs

    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...

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  • 6. Views and viewpoints

    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...

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  • 7. Earl Grey's Monument

    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...

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  • 8. Newcastle United Football Club

    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...

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  • 9. Castle Keep and Black Gate

    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...

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  • 10. Tyne bridges - all

    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...

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  • 11. Blackfriars

    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...

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  • 12. City Walls

    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....

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  • 13. Newcastle Brown Ale

    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...

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  • 14. Millennium Bridge

    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...

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  • 15. Leazes Terrace

    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...

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  • 16. City Centre Shopping - general

    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....

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  • 17. River Tyne

    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...

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  • 18. All Saints Church

    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...

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  • 19. Newcastle University

    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...

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  • 20. Bessie Surtees' House

    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...

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  • 21. Geordies

    Don,t be put off!! everyone is welcome in Newcastle, you must have a sense of humour as well, dress code may be different to what you expect, ie in the middle of winter males do not wear coats its...

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  • 22. Grainger Market

    Grainger Market (Awaiting picture) is a fruit and veg market openend in 1838 (much of Newcastle city centre dates from this period). It was the home of a Marks & Spencer penny bazzare (this is how M&S...

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  • 23. The Side

    This is possibly my favourite part of Newcastle. The rather grand architecture of the city centre, with ornate Victorian commercial premises in that lovely pale...

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  • 24. The City Library

    Although I am a librarian by profession I don’t very often find myself writing “visit the library” tips for VT! But the new City Library in Newcastle is a...

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  • 25. Some interesting streets

    When in Newcastle do take the time to wander away from the main thoroughfares into some of the old winding streets that run between them. One interesting spot...

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