Things To Do In Newcastle
Why We Love Newcastle
Quite rightly, Newcastle has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and welcoming cities in the UK.
Not too big, not too small, the city centre, nightlife and venues are the perfect size for group laughs.
Newcastle has given the country so many tasty treats, from street food to Michelin stars, it's delicious!
How To Get Around Newcastle
Newcastle has a Metro underground system, a quick and easy way to journey around the city centre and beyond.
It also has a wide selection of transport including rail and ferries, plus direct train links to many major cities.
If you are thinking of getting out and about, grab a Pop Card for unlimited travel on Metro, bus, ferry and rail.
Things To Do In Newcastle At Night
Whether you want to party like it's "neighn'een-neighn'ee, neighn" or just relax with good food and good friends there a great selection of things to do in Newcastle at night. Jesmond offers a variety of independent bars and restaurants while, if you're after one of those: "It's going to get messy..." nights, head to the Bigg Market or The Gate where the clubs, music, people and clothes are loud!
To Do List
Things to Do In Newcastle
With so many things to do in Newcastle, where do you even begin to make plans? "Div'n ya worry, petal" Here's quick selection of things to see and do while you're in the Toon.
- Centre For Life the science village is a fascinating attraction created to promote and teach life sciences.
- Baltic A vast converted mill that now houses shows, events and exhibitions, perfect to entertain artistic minds.
- Eat Cake Those canny Geordies certainly know a thing or two about how to make afternoon tea in Newcastle especially tasty! Link
- Jesmond Dene Park An area of stunning open spaces and home to kingfishers, red squirrels and other rare British species.
- Victorian Tunnels Originally built to transport coal, these previously forgotten tunnels run for 2.5 miles under the city.
- Biscuit Factory The UK's largest contemporary art, craft and design space features a shop and works by hundreds of artists.
- Quayside Take a stroll and enjoy the quieter pace along the banks of the Tyne and the smattering of watering holes.
- Metrocentre One of the UK's largest shopping malls, Metrocentre is a great place to enjoy a bit of retail therapy.
- Fill Your Pie Hole The birthplace of Greggs, the city is rightly proud of its pastry heritage and all things pie. So get tasting!
- Shop Newcastle is a well-dressed city, as well as designer brands and boutiques, there are many indie and vintage shops.
3 Weird Newcastle Facts
- It's a city of bridges, in fact, there are seven of them within just a half-mile stretch of the river.
- It's exotic, Newcastle has a beach and its own fashion week. Take that, Milan!
- It's so friendly people talk to strangers. Yes, imagine, people politely talking to other people just to be friendly... What is the world coming to?!?
Best Bits of Newcastle
Quayside Running along the river, this classy and trendy area with great bars also features many galleries and great views of the river and city.
Jesmond An area packed with upmarket bars, it's well dressed and dotted with fine restaurants, eateries and independent venues.
The Bigg Market If you want the big party that Newcastle nightlife is famed for, this is where the magic happens. No holds barred partying.
The Gate Waaaaaarghhh! Yes, it's that kind of night out. Famed for being loud, raucous and full of life, it's cocktails and shenanigans.
Diamond Strip Expensive, often exclusive, always classy, it's the area of the city you're likely to see famous faces, footballers and VIPs.