City Guide: Newcastle

Recently Newcastle has developed into a prominent city, and has become a great destination for holiday goers. It is a beautiful city filled with great shopping spots and an amazing nightlife scene. Due to this there is plenty for people to do or see and here are just some of our suggestions!

Shopping

  • Grey Street and Grainger Town – Grey Street is full of popular restaurants and cafes and also magnificent old buildings. You can also visit Grainger Market in Grainger Town for some good quality food!
  • Eldon Square – Eldon Square is Newcastle’s main shopping centre, and it is full of lots of great shops and restaurants, enough to keep you busy for hours!

Things To Do

  • Jesmond Dene Park – This park is perfect for long walks and family picnics or just for some quiet relaxing. It is located north-east of the downtown area.
  • St James’ Park – If you’re in Newcastle when there is a Newcastle United match on, it’s definitely worth a visit. But if you aren’t a football fan, the surrounding area is always worth a trip!
  • Tyneside Cinema – Even if you aren’t a film buff, Tyneside Cinema is worth a visit, it offers a unique experience with three different screens – The Classic, The Electra and The Roxy.
  • The Gate – The Gate is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere for all the family, you’ll find restaurants, pubs, gaming cafes, board games scattered around and on the top floor you’ll find the Cineworld Cinema.
  • The Quayside – In the summer the Quayside is great for a stroll, where there is multiple cafes, restaurants and bars along the way.
  • Genting Casino Newcastle – Conveniently located behind Central Station, the Genting Casino is ideal if you want to try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette and other gambling games.

Things To See

  • BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art – One of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe with over 3,000 square metres of art, a cinema/lecture space, a library and an archive for the study of contemporary art.
  • Great North Museum – This museum is worth many visits, with outstanding exhibitions and curious creatures.

History

  • The Castle Keep – This is one of Newcastle’s finest ancient moments, and is also a Grade 1 listed building. It sits on ground that was previously occupied by the Roman fort Pons Aelius, an Anglo Saxon cemetery, a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle.
  • Angel of the North – This has to be one of the North East’s most famous attractions, a 20-metre tall Angel of the North. This monument is located in the south of the city, and was created by Antony Gormley from 200 tons of steel.
  • Tyne Bridge – The bridge that connects Newcastle to Gateshead, and was once the world’s largest single-span bridge when it opened by George V in 1928.
  • Victoria Tunnel – Originally built to transport coal and was converted to a shelter during World War II, people can visit this old tunnel and learn interesting history about the town.
  • Hadrian’s Wall – The remains of Hadrian’s Wall can be found just outside of Newcastle. You could spend a whole day visiting the wall including the Roman fort and museum.

If you’re planning on coming to Newcastle and need a place to store your luggage, check out our Newcastle stores below:

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Best One Xpress – St. James Park
CP Computer and Phone Shop – Newcastle shopping district
Central News – Newcastle Central train station
Life News – Newcastle Coach station
The Local News – Gateshead, Pelaw Metro station

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