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Top things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Ranked #1 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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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Ranked #2 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #5 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #6 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Delve into Newcastle United's history all the way back to the late 1800s by joining us on a tour of the iconic St James'... more » Owner description: Delve into Newcastle United's history all the way back to the late 1800s by joining us on a tour of the iconic St James' Park. Accompanied by a tour guide you will visit areas of the ground reserved for players and officials only, including the Home Dressing Room, Media Suite, Director's Box, and more. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and run daily at 11.30, 12.30, And 14.30, At a cost of £15 an adult, £12 a concession, and £8 a junior. « less
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Ranked #9 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens
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 #11 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Located in a stunning position underneath three soaring bridges, Ouseburn Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Newcastle... more » Owner description: Located in a stunning position underneath three soaring bridges, Ouseburn Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Get up close with the animals. The purpose built barn and the Farm's fields and meadows provide the perfect home for our sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. Explore the fields, woods and ponds. Stroll around the garden. Look around our award-winning, sustainably built visitor centre with its energy and water-saving features. Entrance to the farm is free, but we welcome donations. Please be generous! Ouseburn Farm is family friendly and it's easily accessible for both pushchairs and wheelchairs. « less
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Ranked #13 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Landmarks
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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Ranked #15 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Biscuit Factory is the UK's largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle's cultural quarter. Housed... more » Owner description: The Biscuit Factory is the UK's largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle's cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful and dynamic gallery spaces set over two floors, display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftmanship and design led homewares. Admission to The Biscuit Factory is completely free, we're 5 minutes from the centre of Newcastle and are open 7 days a week. With artist studios, a cafe and a restaurant. Spend the day with us and leave with that special piece you won't find anywhere else. Visit artisan to leave a review for our in-house restaurant. « less
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Ranked #17 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #18 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Art Galleries; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Specialty Shops
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Ranked #20 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Welcome to the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne. The house is available for... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne. The house is available for private hire, corporate events, weddings and private occasions. « less
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Ranked #21 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the... more » Owner description: The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. The Gallery has a packed programme of free events including gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events. Free entry. « less
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Ranked #22 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: For a great day out in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre... more » Owner description: For a great day out in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England! We’re an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Our programme changes regularly so there’s always a new reason to visit. And remember - everything is included in the price of admission.Life is an educational charity; we do not receive public funding. All money raised from ticket prices helps us achieve our charitable objectives - to get people of all ages switched on to science and to raise standards in science education. We couldn't do this without your support, so THANK YOU. « less
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Ranked #23 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Nature and Parks
Ranked #28 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum! The Museum is home to George Stephenson's... more » Owner description: Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum! The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world- famous Rocket, and many other engines from the great age of steam. A programme of free events runs throughout the year, and train rides on working steam and diesel locomotives are available at certain times (check the website for details). « less
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Ranked #29 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Casinos; Dance Club/ Discos
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Ranked #30 of 74 attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Nature and Parks
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