Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

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  • 1. Tyne Bridges

    Built in 1926, thsi bridge was, at that time, with its 389 meters long, the longhest sigle span bridge (162 meters). It is not anymore, it is only the tenth higher structure in town, but it became a...

  • 2. Day trips from Newcastle

    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...

  • 3. The Castle

    The Castle in Newcastle sits overlooking the River Tyne. A Roman fort previously stood on the same site. The castle was built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, who was the son of William the Conqueror....

  • 4. Baltic Gallery & Quayside art

    I have yet to visit the Baltic but this converted riverside flour mill is a contemporary art gallery. Open every day from 10.00 to 18.00 it has regularly changing exhibitions and shows. There are café...

  • 5. Angel of the North

    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...

  • 6. Museums

    The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North...

  • 7. Cathedral

    The cathedral is named after St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and boats. It was originally a parish church, built in 1091, but this was destroyed in a fire in 1216. It was rebuilt in 1359 and...

  • 8. Roman Newcastle & Hadrians wall

    Segedunum is a great Museum on Roman history in Newcastle and highly recommended if you travel with children. You can explore the house grounds of this fortress from a panarama tower in the museum....

  • 9. Metrocentre & Eldon Square shopping

    In an old fashioned city, the contrast is made by a neoclassical city centre, with Grey street in evidence. It really differs from all the remaining city, that, I must confess, didn't please me...

  • 10. 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...

  • 11. Historic Quayside

    The Bessie Surtees House is actually 2 houses built in the 16th & 17th Centuries along the historic Newcastle Quayside which has been used since Roman times. The houses are excellent examples of...


    I spotted this church when I was visiting Newcastle. It is not far from St James’ park (home of Newcastle United)Greek Orthodox services are held here once a...


    Grey’s monument is a grade I listed monument dedicated to Charles Grey the 2nd Earl Grey. The column was erected in 1838 and is 130 feet high. It was designed...


    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the statue of Cardinal Basil Hume, which stands outside the church, during her Golden Jubilee year in 2002.Cardinal...


    CATHOLICThe 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...

  • 16. Visit Chinatown

    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...

  • 17. China Town

    I must admit that I was disappointed with China Town. OK the restaurants are good but this is basically a very nice Chinese arch giving an entrance to a couple...

  • 18. The Monument

    Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to...

  • 19. Grainger Town

    Grainger Town is part of the city centre and features some of the finest streets in any English city centre.This area of classical streets was built bt a...

  • 20. Open top bus tour

    Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Take a full tour round or hop off at conveniently located stops...

  • 21. Explore Grainger Town

    What is now known as Grainger Town is the result of recent efforts to smarten up this part of the city. It encompasses the old Georgian streets built by Richard...

  • 22. Bessie Surtees 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...

  • 23. Library of the Literary & Philosophical Society

    The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne (or the Lit & Phil as it is popularly known) is a historical library in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

  • 24. Around the Haymarket

    At the northern end of Newcastle’s main shopping street, Northumberland Street, is the Haymarket. This was once exactly what its name suggests, an agricultural...

  • 25. The Sage

    The Sage is Gateshead's ultra modern, futuristic, purpose built arts, music and conference venue. It's used for a wide variety of purposes from concerts to...

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