Tyne and Wear Things to Do

  • The Tyne Bridge
    The Tyne Bridge
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  • Gateshead Millenium Bridge
    Gateshead Millenium Bridge
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  • Tyne Bridge
    Tyne Bridge
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Tyne and Wear Things to Do

  • Tyne Bridges

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 symbol of Tyneside, and a highlight in a city where there is not much to see.

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  • Day trips from Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 at the mouth of the River Tyne on the North-East coast of England, 6 miles from the centre of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It has stunning...

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  • The Castle

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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. This castle gave its name to the city. The castle was a motte (built on a artificial mound) and bailey (enclosed courtyard) type castle. It was...

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  • Baltic Gallery & Quayside art

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 facilities and a shop. Full review once I have visited.

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  • Angel of the North

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 54m, which is as long as the wings of a jumbo jet. The Angel is now also one of the 12 official 'Icons of England' and attracts over 100,000 visitors...

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  • Museums

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 East. The Gallery has a packed programme of free events which include gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events. The impressive permanent...

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  • Cathedral

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 became a cathedral in 1882 when the Diocese of Newcastle was created by Queen Victoria. The cathedral is notable for its unusual lantern spire, which...

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  • Roman Newcastle & Hadrians wall

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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. It is a sort of in-door and out-door Museum. Its Latin name was Pons Aelius and it used to be a fort and Roman settlement on the eastern end of...

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  • Metrocentre & Eldon Square shopping

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 much.

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  • Football

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 changing rooms and imagining all the great Geordie heroes who’d prepared for matches there over the years, and seeing the stadium from pitch level as...

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  • Historic Quayside

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    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 Jacobean architecture and the interiors have in many places been restored to recreate the period in which they were built. An exhibition illustrating the...

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  • by the sea side

    Located on 3 miles from the centre of sunderland, this quiet resort is ideal for those wanting to escape city life for a more laid back pace. Just north of Sunderland City Centre is Seaburn beach that provide a wonderful seaside playground for adults and children alike.The wide stretch of golden sand at Seaburn and its green, traffic-free promenade...

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  • The Castle

    Original starting point for Hadrian's Wall.Built by Henry II in 1168-1178 on the site of the 'New Castle', built in 1080 by Robert Curthose the building from which the city takes its name overlies Roman fortification of Pons Aelius. There is a small museum within the keep and the roof offers spectacular views of NewcastleGateshead.

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  • shopping

    MetrocentreWhen it comes to shopping then it dosent get any better or bigger than this. Metrocentre is the largest shopping and entertainment centre in europe. There are 330 shops to choose from that’s 100 more than Manchester’s trafford centre.The complex al houses a 20 lane bowling alley, 11 multi screen cinema and Quasar, a state of the art...

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  • One too many bridges too Far???

    As the city of Newcastle to the north and gatehead to the south of the Tyne river it was important to trade to create a bridge across the river. There are now a total of 21 bridges. Here are selection of the most famous ones TYNE BRIDGE v SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE - WHICH CAME FIRST?*It is a Myth that the Tyne Bridge was the model for the Sydney...

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  • NO MORE SALT

    WHAT TO SEEBALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art on the south bank of the River Tyne, and is one of the biggest contemporary art spaces in Europe.A former 1950s grain warehouse, the interior has been transformed into a series of stunning art spaces. With a bookshop, bars and cafes, including a roof-top restaurant, BALTIC is a...

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  • The Sage

    THE SAGE Gateshead is not simplyjust a extraordinary architectural wonder on the Tyne. It is a fantastic experience for everybody and anybody into music, and is open for 14 hours a day 7 days a week.This is a truly interactive experience.

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