Newcastle upon Tyne Off The Beaten Path

  • Tynemouth Priory from the south
    Tynemouth Priory from the south
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  • City Centre seen from Byker
    City Centre seen from Byker
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  • Corner Tower
    Corner Tower
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 1. Beamish Museum

    When I first heard the name of this museum I thought it was a museum about beer as Beamish is a popular stout in Ireland. However, this particular Beamish refers to the town near Newcastle and the...

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  • 2. City Walls

    The North East’s most famous wall is of course that built by and named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which starts (or finishes!) here in Newcastle, at Wallsend. But Newcastle has its own wall...

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  • 3. Whitley Bay

    Whitley Bay is Newcastle's downmarket seaside suburb. During the 1980's, when Harry Enfield was funny, he created a character called Loadsmoney. He was based on an Essex plasterer who made his wads...

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  • 4. Angel of the North, Gateshead

    The Angel of the North is probably the most famous outdoor sculpture in England. It was funded by National Lottery money and created by the Turner Prize winning sculptor, Antony Gormley. The steel...

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  • 5. Northumberland's coast and castles

    When we want to get a good dose of sea air, one of our favourite short trips is to Druridge Bay. It is far less developed and more wild than the seaside resorts closer to town, such as Whitley Bay or...

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  • 6. Tynemouth

    Part castle, part religious site, Tynemouth Priory dominates the northern entrance to the River Tyne and makes a striking back-drop to Tynemouth’s beaches and small sailing harbour, the Haven. The...

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  • 7. Durham

    Durham is one of the nicest cities in Britain and is an easy day trip from Newcastle. There are regular public transport links between the cities and the train in particular is very fast taking only...

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  • 8. Bamburgh Castle

    Bamburgh Castle is a magnificent coastal castle completely restored in 1900. The castle displays a wonderful collection of china, porcelain, paintings, furniture, paintings as well as arms and armour....

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  • 9. Holy Island

    It is worth paying a visit to lindisfarne or holy island as it is also known their you can see the old monastry and sample the lindisfarne mead that is made on the island,It is of great historical and...

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  • 10. Ouseburn

    Update August 2014: some photos replaced In recent years the development that first started around the central part of the Quayside has spread eastwards, and the area around where the smaller...

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  • 11. Hartlepool

    Visit the Trincomalee at the Historic Quay in Hartlepool.The Trincomalee is the last of Nelson's frigates. This sailing frigate was built of teak in 1817 in India. She sailed the Atlantic, Pacific and...

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  • 12. Hadrian's Wall

    Hadrian's wall is the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain. It was ordered to be built by the emperor Hadrian in 122 A.D when he decided that the empire needed securing. When it was...

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  • 13. Washington Wetland Centre

    The Wetland centre is several miles from Newcastle, four miles from the A1(M) and 1 mile from the A19. It is about 25 mins by bus from Newcastle. It is set on the banks of the River Wear and covers 45...

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  • 14. MetroCentre – Gateshead

    MetroCentre – Gateshead was once Europe's largest indoor shopping centre. Located just 3 miles south west of Newcastle. This place was amazing and I spent many hours on a couple of occasions here...

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  • 15. Tyne bridges - all

    When you are on the viewing platform of BALTIC try to catch a good picture of the reflection of the bridges in the windows. I tried for quite a while and this is as good as it got. It looked much...

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  • 16. Byker Wall

    Byker is a suburb just to the east of the city centre. Like many of Newcastle’s outlying districts it was developed in Victorian times as housing for the working classes – tiny terraces in rows, with...

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  • 17. Newcastle Central Station

    Heading for the Left Luggage office, I was surprised by the strong scent of flowers. On a nearby table were laid arrangements and bunches of flowers. On a window sill were more flowers and a Memorial...

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  • 18. Town Moor

    Just north of the city centre is the wide open space of the Town Moor, popular with dog walkers and kite flyers. Walking here you'll get a good dose of fresh air and sweeping views of the city to...

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  • 19. Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnels

    Anyone with a bit of time to kill and an interest in unusual structures would do well to visit this wonderfully eerie location. These tunnels link Howdon on the north bank of the river Tyne to Jarrow...

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  • 20. Wildlife in the city

    Look up at the stone towers that support the great span of the Tyne Bridge and you'll spot the nests of the kittiwakes. This is the world's furthest inland breeding colony of these birds, who unlike...

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  • 21. Morpeth

    If you’d like to spend a day outside the city but don’t want to travel too far, Morpeth could be a good choice. It’s a traditional Northumberland market town about 30 minutes drive north of...

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  • 22. North Shields

    North Shields is a working fishing port on the North East coast of England. The North East of England sits on the original line of Hadrian's Wall and the end of the ancient Roman Empire. From the...

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  • 23. Gateshead

    This is a place hidden from the standard, tourist routs in Newcastle. It is situated in a very quiet neighbourhood. Just on top of the hill on the Gateshead side of the river Tyne. From this spot you...

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  • 24. Hexham

    Visit nearby Hexham, which is a lovely little market town. It was established in the 7th century around a church and monastery by St Wilfred. The Vikings raided it in 786. Then the Augustinians...

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  • 25. South Shields

    South Shields is an important seaport on the south bank of the Tyne, 9 miles from Newcastle-on-Tyne. South Shields was once an insignificant village consisting mainly of a few fisherman's huts and has...

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