Fly to Newcastle

Heavenly choice of things to see and do

Across the famous River Tyne, seven bridges unite the city of Newcastle with neighbouring Gateshead. Together these two places create one of the most characterful, most welcoming destination in the United Kingdom. The industrial heritage in shipbuilding and mining resonates deep and rich; the modern-day cultural and leisure scene runs broad and lively.

Family fun is easily found

Investigate Tanfield steam railway, which claims to be the world’s oldest; do not miss the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on the Quayside, it’s a must-see (and the bar/restaurant has a great panoramic view). Dip into the past at Newcastle Castle and Keep; go starry eyed at the Life Science Centre’s planetarium and 4D motion simulator. Shop til you drop at the immense intu Metrocentre; spread your wings out of town a little and see Sir Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North sculpture on its commanding hilltop. Stroll or cycle over the Millennium Bridge – the world’s first and only tilting bridge.

There’s a plentiful helping of bars, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes, and cultural appetites are catered for too. The Theatre Royal and the Art-Deco style Tyneside Cinema offer a wide selection of shows, while Sage Gateshead is one of the best - and visually most notable – concert venues you’ll ever encounter.

By the way, if at first you can’t understand the local Geordie accent, persevere – the banter is as refreshing as Newcastle Brown Ale (or ‘the dog’ as it’s known). Other splendid beers, stouts and porters are available, many of them local artisan creations.

3 canny reasons to Fly to Newcastle

  • The Angel of the North sculpture

  • Dynamic nightlife

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

 

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

Tomorrow Festival

This is Tomorrow Festival burst onto the Newcastle stage in 2018 and the top-drawer music feast grew to epic proportions when it returned over May bank holiday weekend in 2019. It already has dates set in May 2020.

 

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