Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

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  • 1. Castle

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    High up on the steep banks of the Tyne, the old castle keep still maintains a watch over the city's lifeblood. There's not much else left of the castle that gave the city its name, but the keep that...

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  • 2. Millennium Bridge

    Arching up like a pair of whale bones, or the open mouth of a skeletal shark jaw, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a curious sight. It's reminiscent of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, but it's...

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  • 3. Angel of the North, Gateshead

    The Angle of the North makes the entrance to Tyneside and greets all visitors to Gateshead with open arms, especially when you come by road and rail. It is approximately 20m tall and a wing span of...

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  • 4. BALTIC, Gateshead

    Based in the iconic Baltic Flour Mill, a building which must be Newcastle's answer to London's Battersea Power Station, the city has itself a respectable arts centre. Apart from the exhibits, and the...

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  • 5. Quayside

    Since its millennial redevelopment, Newcastle's Quayside must be the city's premier attraction. Enclosed by two of Britain's most iconic bridges, and flanked on one bank by a string of excellent bars...

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  • 6. St Nicholas Cathedral

    In keeping with a city once dependent on its fishing, shipbuilding and access to the sea, Newcastle's cathedral is dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and boats. But it protected...

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  • 7. Chinatown and Stowell Street

    Newcastle’s small Chinatown is centred on Stowell Street, home to many Chinese restaurants and a few supermarkets. While small compared to those in other cities it is worth a visit to get a feel for a...

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  • 8. Day trips to the coast

    jump on the metro and head to Tynemouth, there is so much history and scenic views to take in, as well as a abundance of pubs, cafes, restaurants etc. to suit everyone. Tynemouth is a village located...

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  • 9. Earl Grey's Monument

    Capping Grainger Town, at the junction of Grey and Grainger street, is Grey's Monument. Sitting upon this forty meter column, along with a few seagulls, is the statue is the late Earl Grey, celebrated...

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  • 10. Tyne bridges - all

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    I haven't come across anywhere else with such a concentration and variety of bridges. I think there are 7 within the space of 1km. You have 2 rail bridges. You have one rail and road. You have one...

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  • 11. Tyne Bridge

    If there's one symbol of Newcastle, it has to be Tyne Bridge. It's recognizable to people all over Britain, even throughout the world. Its simple, strong girders possess a curve whose grace is...

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  • 12. Bessie Surtee's House

    We must have walked past Bessie Surtees House hundreds of times, but never thought to go in. Indeed, I don’t think either of us had ever realised that you could go in! But staying down on the...

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  • 13. Metrocentre

    Newcastle i thought was one great place to shop! possibly the only place i did any shopping to speak of... its cheaper than most places i visited. I went to this place called the `Metrocentre' - huge...

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  • 14. Laing Art Gallery

    This is Newcastle’s city centre art gallery. It contains a mix of permanent exhibits, focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries, and temporary exhibitions. Although not large the gallery is worth a...

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  • 15. Football

    For anyone interested in football, a tour of St James’ Park is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes. We did this some years ago and got a real thrill from sitting on the bench, visiting the...

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  • 16. Bigg Market

    The Bigg Market is somewhat notorious as a focus for night-time drinking in the city – surrounded by clubs and bars, from whose doors young people, almost always more than a little inebriated, spill...

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  • 17. Day trips to Northumberland's coast and castles

    Newcastle is a great place to use a centre for exploring the rest of the North of England. Just to the North is fantastic coastline with superb views. Don't miss Bamburgh Castle which is just to the...

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  • 18. Blackfriars

    Tucked away behind the popular Gate entertainment complex is this lovely peaceful haven amid the bustle of the city. A grassy square dotted with traces of ruined buildings is surrounded on three sides...

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  • 19. Sage Gateshead

    On the south bank of the Tyne, and part of the Gateshead redevelopment, is a stand-out building designed by the architects behind the reconstructed Reichstag in Berlin, and the Gherkin and Wembley...

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  • 20. Street Art

    I spotted this stainless steel 'cone' from outside the Journal Tyne Theatre, the previous night, but it was too dark to capture a decent pic. Also there were skateboarders whizzing around it, being...

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  • 21. St Mary's RC Cathedral

    CATHOLIC The church was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who also designed parts of the Houses of Parliament, and built by George Myers. Due to lack of money the tower and the steeple were added...

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  • 22. Swing Bridge

    The Swing Bridge swivels about its central axis on large roller-bearings. All operated by hydraulic pressure. The very first swing bring over the Tyne was made of stone and wood in 120AD. The second...

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  • 23. Sightseeing suggestions

    I ended up living in Newcaslte for 9months and spent most of the time exploring the city and the region nearby. Heres everything i did with a comment for each, for the city and the region: -Durham -...

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  • 24. City Centre Shopping - general

    Shopping in Newcastle is hard to avoid. Newcastle may have one of the smallest Cathedrals (as in religion) in the UK, but it has two massive Cathedrals of shopping - Eldon Square and the...

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  • 25. Hancock Museum

    I have passed this museum hundreds of times, but until this month, never gone in. Perhaps that’s because its main appeal, it seems to me, is to children and families. Certainly on a cool August...

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