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Newcastle Things to Do

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    by diamond_skies Written Jul 20, 2005

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    Next to buying ice cream, walking on the beach on a nice day is my favourite thing to do in Newcastle.

    We normally park our car at the Murlough Beach car park just north of Newcastle (get their early to get a space) then walk across the road through the nature reserve which is owned by the National Trust. A 20 minute walk along a boardwalk brings you to the beach and from there you can walk to Newcastle. The walk takes approximately 45 mins - 1 hour, depending on how many times you want to stop to pick up shells and pretty rocks.:o)

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    by soodyer Updated Apr 6, 2003

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    There is a great tradition of football in Newcastle with the home team Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) known affectionately as "The Toon".

    The locals here, known as Geordies, eat, sleep and breath football. How the team is getting on is discussed at work, in the street and is a main topic of discussion in pubs across Tyneside. It has been said that the mood of the city on Monday morning can be judged by how the Toon played on Saturday. Therefore St James Park, home of Newcastle United is hallowed ground to Geordies home and away.

    The ground has evolved over the years to the present super stadium holding nearly 53,000 fans. Maybe not as big or impressive as the Neu Stadium at Barcalona but we're very proud of the ground, and our team here.

    Tickets for a NUFC are difficult to get but to see the folk of Newcastle at their vocal best try to get along to St James on a match day or have a pint in the nearby Strawberry pub to soak up the atmosphere.

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    by soodyer Written Apr 6, 2003

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    The most famous symbol of Newcastle and Tyneside - the river and the bridges. The Tyne Bridge has lately been joined by the award winning Millenium Bridge which opens like a blinking eye.

    Newcastle and Gateshead are in the running for City of Culture 2008. There have been a lot of developments along the riverside including The Baltic art gallery.

    Newcastle Bridges
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Newcastle Hotels

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  • Burrendale Hotel & Country Club

    51 Castlewellan Rd, Newcastle, BT33 0JY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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  • Donard Hotel

    Main Street, Newcastle, BT33 0AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Golf Links House

    109 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, BT33 0LN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Mercure Newcastle George Washington...

    Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth Washington, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle, NE37 1PH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Harbour House Inn

    4 South Promenade, Newcastle, County Down, Newcastle, BT33 OEX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Mourneview Caravan Park

    Dundrum Rd., Newcastle, BT33 0LW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Bentley's Hotel

    427 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE4 8RL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Ballaghbeg House

    31 South Promenade, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0EX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Newcastle Nightlife

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    by soodyer Written Apr 6, 2003

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    On first view you may be forgiven for thinking the Free Trade Inn is due for demolition! In fact it is a thriving bar which is frequented by students, members of the local arts scene, old hippies, and generally anyone who likes a good glass of beer in relaxed surroundings. Don't let the exterior deter you.

    There are several real ales available, a free juke box and the customer base is cool!

    From it's large windows the pub has the best view on Tyneside of the bridges and river Tyne.

    Dress Code: Jeans, denim, casual or smart, you'll still be welcome.

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