Newcastle upon Tyne Off The Beaten Path

  • Tynemouth Priory from the south
    Tynemouth Priory from the south
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    view from railway station
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 1. 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...

  • 2. 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...

  • 3. 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...

  • 4. 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...

  • 5. 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...

  • 6. The Vampire Rabbit

    To see a real Newcastle curiousity you should explore the lanes immediately around and behind the Cathedral. Here, above a door of the 1901 Cathedral Buildings, is a gargoyle nicknamed the Vampire...

  • 7. 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...

  • 8. 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...

  • 9. 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...

  • 10. Durham

    Durham is only 12 minutes by train from Newcastle. £7.20 for an off peak return. Having passed through (on a train) or by (in the car) countless times, eventually I paid it a visit. I was in...

  • 11. Sailors’ Bethel

    If you are walking along the Quayside east of the bridges your eye is very likely to be drawn upwards to the sight of the slim spire of the Sailors’ Bethel. Climb cobbled Horatio Street for a closer...

  • 12. 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...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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....

  • 15. 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...

  • 16. 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...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. 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...

  • 19. William L Blenkinsop Coulson

    This imposing Victorian statue stands on City Road just above the Quayside and a little east of the central area. It commemorates a local benefactor who, as the inscription explains, was noted for...

  • 20. 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...

  • 21. Bessie Surtees' House

    Bessie Surtees house is actually 2 houses of the 16th and 17th century which once belonged to merchants when this area was at it's most prosperous. The buildings are mainly unfurnished, but many...

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. 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...

  • 24. 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...

  • 25. 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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