Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

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  • 1. Newcastle Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 2. BALTIC, Gateshead

    The Baltic isn't technically in Newcastle but in Gateshead; however it is just across the river and easily visited on foot (crossing the Millennium Bridge) or by public transport (Quaylink bus #1),...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Day trips to the coast

    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...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Millennium Bridge

    I’ve already described the Millennium Bridge in another tip, so this will be one of my shortest reviews ever. http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/245b66/ All I need to say is that if the...

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  • 8. St Nicholas Cathedral

    England’s most northerly cathedral is easily recognisable by its Lantern Tower, which for some 500 years was a navigation point for vessels on the River Tyne. The Normans built the first church around...

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  • 9. Tyne Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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

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  • 10. Earl Grey's Monument

    The focal point of Newcastle isn’t the castle, cathedral or even the quayside, but Grey’s Monument in the heart of the city centre. You can’t miss the 130 ft column dedicated to Earl Grey who was...

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  • 11. Bessie Surtee's House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sandhill, situated as it was, next to the riverside, would have been the hub of medieval Newcastle when Bessie Surtees’ House was built. There are several buildings of similar wooden construction...

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  • 12. Tyne bridges - all

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I haven't come across anywhere else with such a concentration and variety of bridges. I think there are 7 within the space of 1km. You have 2 rail bridges. You have one rail and road. You have one...

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  • 13. Day trips to Northumberland's coast and castles

    Newcastle is a great place to use a centre for exploring the rest of the North of England. Just to the North is fantastic coastline with superb views. Don't miss Bamburgh Castle which is just to the...

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  • 14. 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...

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  • 15. Sightseeing suggestions

    I wasn't looking for the remains of this palace, but I just decided to climb the hill to have a view over the city I must have entered Heaton Park without realizing it. King John's Palace is the...

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  • 16. Swing Bridge

    I’ve always liked bridges for some reason and Newcastle has an abundance of them. The Tyne and Millennium Bridges are the most well known of course, but the Swing Bridge shouldn’t be overlooked...

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  • 17. Bigg Market

    The Bigg Market is somewhat notorious as a focus for night-time drinking in the city – surrounded by clubs and bars, from whose doors young people, almost always more than a little inebriated, spill...

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  • 18. Blackfriars

    4 out of 5 stars

    Tucked away behind the popular Gate entertainment complex is this lovely peaceful haven amid the bustle of the city. A grassy square dotted with traces of ruined buildings is surrounded on three sides...

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  • 19. Laing Art Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is Newcastle’s city centre art gallery. It contains a mix of permanent exhibits, focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries, and temporary exhibitions. Although not large the gallery is worth a...

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  • 20. Centre for Life

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Centre for Life opened in Newcastle back in the year 2000, but we have only just got round to visiting. Our perception had been that this is largely a place for children and families, rather than...

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  • 21. Metrocentre

    Newcastle i thought was one great place to shop! possibly the only place i did any shopping to speak of... its cheaper than most places i visited. I went to this place called the `Metrocentre' - huge...

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  • 22. Segedunum

    If I say that Segedunum is situated in the Wallsend area of Newcastle it’ll help to explain what this place is all about. Situated at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall, Segedunum is - or was - a Roman...

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  • 23. Sage Gateshead

    On the south bank of the Tyne, and part of the Gateshead redevelopment, is a stand-out building designed by the architects behind the reconstructed Reichstag in Berlin, and the Gherkin and Wembley...

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  • 24. Hancock Museum

    I have passed this museum hundreds of times, but until this month, never gone in. Perhaps that’s because its main appeal, it seems to me, is to children and families. Certainly on a cool August...

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  • 25. St Mary's RC Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    CATHOLIC The 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 the tower and the steeple were added...

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