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Victoria Tunnel (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #1 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth... more » Owner description: Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth century waggonway dug under the city from The Town Moor 2.5 Miles to the Tyne. Built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river. At outbreak of WW2 was converted into an air raid shelter to protect up to 9 thousand Newcastle citizens during deadly bombing raids. Follow your guides underground to discover the tunnel's fascinating history. Advance booking is essential - please contact the Ouseburn Trust or visit the website for more information. « less
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Jam Jar Cinema (Whitley Bay)
Ranked #2 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Owner description: Good Luck finding us, if you do your in for a treat. Look out for a random purple door and a daunting set of ugly 1960's... more » Owner description: Good Luck finding us, if you do your in for a treat. Look out for a random purple door and a daunting set of ugly 1960's steps... if you climb to the top your in for a surprise. Jam Jar Cinema is North Tyneside's dedicated community cinema for local residents and people visiting the area. Founded and 'staffed' by over 50 local volunteers we offer an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. We are popular, messy, eclectic and most of all friendly. Pop in for a chat, a coffee or to watch some of the fantastic screenings we offer. Weds-Sat we screen a mix bag of classic's, independent films, new releases and extra screenings for kids (of all ages) We aim to have something for everyone. With a permanent 42 seat screen we are one of the smallest full time screens in the UK but with big ambitions and an even bigger heart. All monies raised are reinvested in education and outreach projects across the North East « less
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Grey Street (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #3 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Millenium Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #5 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
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Sage Gateshead (Gateshead)
Ranked #6 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Educational Sites; Theaters & Stadiums
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Longsands Beach (Tynemouth)
Ranked #7 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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The Quayside (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #8 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Outdoors
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Saltwell Park (Gateshead)
Ranked #9 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Reservations; National Parks; Outdoors
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Theatre Royal (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #10 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
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Jesmond Dene Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #11 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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The Tyne Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #12 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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The Discovery Museum (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #14 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
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Live Theatre Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #15 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Owner description: From its base on Newcastle’s quayside, Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. To... more » Owner description: From its base on Newcastle’s quayside, Live Theatre produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. To do this it:• Creates and performs new plays of world class quality• Finds and develops creative talent• Unlocks the potential of young people through theatre.Founded in 1973, the theatre was transformed in 2007 via a £5.5million redevelopment. The result is a beautifully restored and refurbished complex of five Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities in a unique historical setting, including a 160 seat cabaret style theatre, a studio theatre, renovated rehearsal rooms, a series of dedicated writer’s rooms as well as a thriving café and bar. In 2013 Live Theatre celebrates 40 years of making plays. A special year-long relationship with Port of Tyne to support its 40th anniversary programme recognises Live Theatre’s own strong connections to the river, the Port and the trading heritage of the region.Live Theatre is grateful for the support of Arts Council England and Newcastle City Council. « less
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Belsay Hall and Gardens (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #16 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming... more » Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading over more than 30 acres of landscaped grounds. « less
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Ranked #17 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364... more » Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364 days a year, our award-winning, family-friendly site offers visitors of all ages a host of unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery all year round.Explore an exciting mix of wetland, woodland, nature reserve and meadows; home to rare wildfowl, flocks of waders, Chilean flamingos, Asian short-clawed otters, Eurasian cranes and more.Enjoy daily animal feeds; regular walks, talks and activities and other special events.Excellent access (free electric scooter hire), café with views of spectacular wildlife, gift shop and play area. WWT members go Free. « less
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Newburn hall motor museum (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #18 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
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Ranked #19 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The... more » Owner description: Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats.Wherever possible we are open seven days a week between May and September, and during weekends and school holidays in the winter. However, it is not possible for us to open on some days because of tidal conditions. The stated opening times can also be subject to variations on occasion due to weather affecting the times of the tide. « less
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Ranked #20 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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St Nicholas Cathedral (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #21 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Ancient Ruins; Castles; Historic Sites; Cultural
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The Castle Keep (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #23 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Cultural
Owner description: The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of... more » Owner description: The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. « less
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Tanfield Railway (Gateshead)
Ranked #24 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Specialty Museums; Landmarks
Owner description: Working steam railway museum with extensive engineering shops open to the public. Recreates defunct colliery lines of NE... more » Owner description: Working steam railway museum with extensive engineering shops open to the public. Recreates defunct colliery lines of NE England. Steam train rides every Sunday. « less
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PLAYHOUSE (Whitley Bay)
Ranked #25 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Owner description: The beautifully refurbished PLAYHOUSE is the flagship of a major regeneration project in Whitley Bay, breathing new life into... more » Owner description: The beautifully refurbished PLAYHOUSE is the flagship of a major regeneration project in Whitley Bay, breathing new life into this famous coastal resort.The venue boasts 630 luxury auditorium seats, a 10 seater corporate viewing suite and a contemporary look and feel to it's bars and first floor lounge area which features a superb sea view.The PLAYHOUSE has hosted stage shows such as professional touring 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' and from the West End 'The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas', Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's 'Tell Me on a Sunday' as well as live music from Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman and Tom Paxton, comedy from Rich Hall, as well as entertainment from Moscow Ballet la Classique and Bob the Builder. « less
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Ranked #26 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
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Ranked #27 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Sunderland Empire (Sunderland)
Ranked #29 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
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Rising Sun Country Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #30 of 128 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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