Visiting Newcastle

(Newcastle, England)

Newcastle is a particularly attractive and dynamic city, offering an impressive selection of attractions and places to visit. The biggest city standing in this part of England, Newcastle was previously known for its industrial centres and has been transformed into a city of culture, with museums, galleries, sports venues and an array of theatres.

Containing the highest number of listed historical building in the whole of the United Kingdom, central Newcastle has much to offer, with superb facilities, fine dining, a pulsating nightlife, and scenic surrounding countryside, just a short distance from central Newcastle.

Visiting Newcastle: Places to Visit

  • Newcastle guided tours, including popular hop-on / hop-off double-decker buses with open tops, together with guide-led walking tours around the central districts
  • Shields Ferry Cruises, popular boat cruises passing many impressive sights along the city, including evening dinner cruises on board the popular 'Pride of the Tyne'
  • Customs House, a lively entertainment venue hosting many major events and concerts, standing in South Shields, near to the River Type
  • Whitley Bay, a seaside resort close to central Newcastle, recently overhauled and offering sandy beaches, a coastal promenade and tall lighthouse
  • Segedunum, a particularly historic part of Newcastle, with an interesting museum and a number of important local Roman artefacts, together with reconstructions and a gift shop
  • Gateshead Music Centre, a magnificent complex, incorporating many world-class facilities, including a music school, studios and an impressive concert hall
  • Tanfield Railway, the most historic railway on the planet, dating back around 300 years ago and located nearby Newcastle
  • Riverside Sculpture Park, standing in Newcastle's Gateshead region and near to the Quayside, comprising eight impressive sculptures and river views
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a modern tilting bridge with striking contemporary architecture, dominating much of this part of the city
  • Angel of the North, an enormous and world-famous contemporary statue, located close to Newcastle along the Team Valley
  • Tynemouth Castle and Priory, an 11th-century English Heritage landmark, with many military-related attractions
  • Hadrian's Wall, located in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area and built around AD122, stretching a staggering 112 km / 70 miles in length
  • Tyne Bridge, a magnificent arching bridge completed in 1928, quickly become one of Newcastle's most iconic symbols
  • Blackfriars, an important friary building built around 800 years ago and now home to a number of cultural attractions and exhibitions
  • Newcastle Theatres, including Caedmon Hall on Prince Consort Road, Live Theatre along Broad Chare, Newcastle Opera House on Westgate Road, People's Theatre along Stephenson Road and Theatre Royal along Grey Street

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