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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00
 
Hexham Abbey Guided Tour Including Lunch or Afternoon Tea at the Refectory
"Catch a bus or train from Newcastle Central Station (trains leave 22 and 54 minutes past the hour between Monday and Friday) or take the bus 685 from Eldon Square Bus Station (a quarter to the hour Monday-Friday). It is a brief walk from the stat one of the finest monastic survivals in an English church; the Frith Stool a Saxon Bishop's throne which must date from Wilfrid's Church and the beautiful panel paintings including The Dance of Death.Following the absorbing tour of the Abbey you are taken into the recent refurbished visitor centre based in monastic buildings lost to the Abbey during the Reformation but brought back into its ownership in 2012. The Big Story exhibition gives a fascinating overview of the Abbey's history telling the story not only of the buildings but also of the many people who lived worked and praised God here over the centuries. An Anglo Saxon chalice found in a coffin in the 1860s holds pride of place in the main exhibition gallery. Try your hand at calligraphy and delight in the state-of-the-art display screens that piece the Abbey together through its history.Lunch will be served in one of
From GBP14.00
 
Private Guided Snowdonia and Conwy Day Trip from Conwy Valley
"On this day tour you will be chauffeured through some of the best sites and sceneries of North Wales with a private local driver guide. Travel through Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales and enjoy Conwy one of Europe’s finest surviving medieval towns. Conwy Castle dominates the town and was Edward I’s most striking and powerful castles.Enjoy free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Castle as well as Plas Mawr one of the finest surviving town houses of the Elizabethan era. The town also features Britain’s smallest house which is well worth a visit!Enjoy the stunning scenery that Snowdonia has to offer during your tour and have the option of walking to or enjoy the views in a more relaxed way by taking the Snowdon Mountain Railway up! There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway which takes you along the shore of Lake Padarn.The National Slate Museum is definitely worth visit in this area also as it allows you learn more about the industry and a way of life that has become a great part of the Welsh identity. Your local driver guide will be happy to tailor the trip to your interests and requirements."""
From GBP500.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Newcastle upon Tyne

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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...
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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...
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Tynemouth

Another meeting. Another overnight trip to Newcastle. When I arrived in the late afternoon it was warm and almost sunny, so after checking into the hotel I decided to take the Metro to The Coast. I...
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Angel of the North, Gateshead

The Angel of the North stands at the entrance to Tyneside, it is a main attraction to visitors which has a warm, appealing colour. it's arms stretched out to welcome people into tyneside. It is of a...
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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...
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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...
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Hadrian's Wall

A longstanding wish was fulfilled in August ’16. A visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Bits of the wall can be found all around the Hexham/Corbridge part of Northumberland and we visited Chester’s Fort. We had...
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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...
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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...
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Bamburgh Castle

Towering above the tiny village of Bamburgh on the bare, sandy coastline of Northumberland, the massive walls of this medieval fortress are one of two such places believed to be the original site of...
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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...
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South Shields

South Shields is an important seaport on the south bank of the Tyne, 9 miles from Newcastle-on-Tyne. South Shields was once an insignificant village consisting mainly of a few fisherman's huts and has...
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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...
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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...
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Top Hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 2EY, United Kingdom
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97-103 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 2TJ, United Kingdom
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Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX, United Kingdom
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Clasper Way, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 3BE, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle Castle

If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll want to see in Newcastle is the building that gives the city its name - so what can you expect? Well firstly, don’t expect a Bamburgh or...
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Chinatown and Stowell Street

UPDATE May 2016: extra photo added 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...
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Angel of the North, Gateshead

In my opinion, this was created by a very keen but mediocre amateur who was fortunate in having an extremely gifted professional agent working for him. The side view works but any other view reveals...
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Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge is the iconic symbol of Newcastle even though it now has some competition from the Millennium Bridge. People often comment on the similarities between the Tyne Bridge and Sydney...
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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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Quayside

The River Tyne has always been at the heart of Newcastle’s prosperity and a walk along The Quayside is a must for any visitor to the city. The Romans built the first bridge of any consequence across...
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Top 5 Newcastle upon Tyne Writers

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toonsarah

"A city and its river"
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stevezero

"Many Bridges To Cross"
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sourbugger

"It's a different land"
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sandysmith

"Newcastle"
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dazherg

"The Toon"
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