Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne


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Top Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Historic Sites
Quayside district presents a dynamic cultural scene, scenic walks along the River Tyne, iconic bridges, and a bustling Sunday market with local crafts and street food.
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Theaters
Georgian-style theatre with a focus on musical productions, providing an engaging experience for all ages. Features a grand interior with comfortable seating and good sound quality.
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Bridges
Spanning the river, this iconic bridge is noted for its historical importance and aesthetic design. Enjoy panoramic views and a vibrant riverside walk with local stalls.
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Georgian architecture lines the pedestrian-friendly streets of this historic district, complete with scenic views, cafes, and shops amidst a rejuvenated urban atmosphere.
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What travelers are saying

  • Walshy66
    Lancashire26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant, unusual attraction, learning all about the various uses of this tunnel. Great guide called Pete really enhanced the experience and made everything come alive
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Alan Wells
    Durham, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I took our grandsons on the Stadium tour. They are 17 & 13. Our guides were Bill and Kieran.. Bill took the lead and his knowledge was excellent. He made the tour so interesting. He mixed information with humour. The one and half hours flew over. You saw everything that went on behind the scenes player wise and corporate.We all enjoyed the experience immensely and can recommend it highly.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to Newcastle for the weekend on a nothing more than a whim really. We fell in love with the city, thought it was a fantastic place. The Quayside in particular is a great place to spend your time. Any time you're in the shadow of the Tyne Bridge is obviously a good time. It's a stunning piece of architecture that still looks as impressive now as it always has. We spent an hour or two just walking by the river and taking in the atmosphere. Loved it, every minute.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • romeo4
    Dundee, UK173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum with history of Newcastle, star attraction to me was Turbinia, pity you could not get a closer look but I guess the H and S would be a nightmare. Judging by the children’s excitement they enjoyed it too, a great place to entertain youngsters for the day.

    Staff are excellent, explaining where they can, unfortunately for me the resident expert on Turnbinia was not there today but a friendly guide gave the the email address of the guide who could answer my questions, impressed!

    Cafe is excellent, spotlessly clean and very good staff who ensure you get what you want. The fruit scones were so fresh I struggled to get the jam and real clotted cream onto them without them breaking up. Jam first then cream if you put cream on first the jam just slides off never understood the argument about which is first. Decent coffee too. Recommended.

    Don’t forget to give a donation on the way out, they deserve it
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • diane m
    Brentwood, UK42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful way to spend a morning with friends. It was very relaxing and qiute picturesque. We has lovely walk followed a coffee in the on site cafe .
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Charles R
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    At last after passing the castle on the train several times, I finally managed to visit it. I would have liked to have done a tour but unfortunately none was available while we were there. Having said that, there is information enough to help you get an idea of how the castle functioned through the ages.
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Nicole K
    North East England, UK62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love to bring my children to the theatre. In this last year we have been to see Dirty Dancing, Pinocchio, Peter Pan goes wrong, Edward Scissorhands and yesterday we came to see wizard of oz. We came to see Dirty Dancing our bags were checked and drinks and snacks were removed from us this including two bottles of Coca Cola and a pack of wine gums. When we entered the venue for sale was bottles of Coca Cola and wine gums. So we had to rebuy our two bottle of drink and pack of wine gums for triple the price we had just spent at the nearby Tesco express. Since then we haven’t taken our own drinks and snacks and purchased at the venue however every time since we have seen lots of people going in with a bottles of drinks in their hands or pockets, at the Christmas panto we saw children going in with selection boxes in their hands to snack on the rough the show and wonder why it’s different rules for different people. I’m a little reluctant to bring snacks again just in case we get them confiscated again and have to rebuy when we get in. Snacks and drinks are so very expensive within the theater,
    The shows that we have been have been excellent, I always try to book as soon as possible to ensure better seats but sometimes have been unsuccessful. At the panto Pinocchio. There was a lady sat in front of us, she was extremely tall and also had a high bun on top of her head. We couldn’t see a thing. I can’t understand why a person would do that when they are aware people will be sat behind them. There were also children jumping up and down excited constantly and stood up in front of their chairs which was restricting our view to the left and right of the woman with her high bun. I wish people would be a bit more considerate and ask their children to remain seated whilst everyone else is seated. A lady behind us had a child screaming throughout the first half of Pinocchio and I wondered why she didn’t remove the child and calm him before coming back in. I’m unsure why the staff also didn’t suggest this. However on all other productions we haven’t seemed to have this issue. Leg room is slightly restricted but this is normal for theatres especially the really old ones.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would you go to London and not visit Big Ben? Well. probably. It really isn't that good to be honest.
    Would you visit Birmingham without seeing The Bullring? Definitely, it's dreadful.
    Would you visit Newcastle without seeing the Tyne Bridge? Of course not, it's a beauty.
    Most of the reason for the visit to the area was to see the bridge in all it's glory. It was worth the trip, without doubt. Almost a century old, the great steel structure is a wonderful sight still doing the job it was designed for all those years ago.
    A must see.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • Charles R
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I must confess; my interest was mainly in seeing the Roman remains as well as those of ancient Egypt, and I didn't explore the rest of the museum. That said, the Roman exhibits are very good indeed, and give a good insight into the lives and times of the Romans who lived on and around Hadrian's wall.
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • chanyuklan
    Hong Kong, China279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went there in the morning when most of the shops were not open yet. Appreciating the Georgian architecture in such tranquil atmosphere was a delight.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Cie
    London, UK46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really worth a visit. Not the biggest Cathedral I've been too but the staff were so welcoming and friendly and encouraged us to take photos and walk through doors that appeared shut at first. We really enjoyed walking around, donating to light candles and learning about the place.
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Sam
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely building to display clothes, jewellery, art and enjoy refreshments. I had the best doughnut I have had in my life, which was made on the premises.
    Written April 13, 2024
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