My husband and I have decided to visit Newcastle next December (2008) for our 2nd anniversary. We will be there for 6 days from the 26th to the 31st. I am looking for some great things to do. I'm not big into tourist attractions but do love history. I wanted to stay in Newcastle because I figured it wouldn't be crawling with people. My husband and I really just want to enjoy a few attractions but mostly we just want to be able to get a feel for the culture and hang out where locals would. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be greatful! Also, my husband tends to normally hate to drive too far. We were planning on getting a car or renting a bike but we'd like to stay close and not go too far. Unless of course it's really worth it. Thanks!!