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Top Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Things to Do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Top Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • VINCENT T
    1 contribution
    It was very interesting. Mike is a font of knowledge on the subject. He has a great personality too which made it so much better.
    I really hope more or all of the tunnel can be opened at some point. It would be great to walk the whole 2 miles.
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • Sophie S
    3 contributions
    I am not particularly a football fan (my kids are) and I went on the tour today and I have to admit even I really enjoyed it!!
    Exceptional Value for money and you can feel the passion pumping through the veins of Carol the guide! ....
    Every person gets a collector lanyard and metal badge, endless pictures opportunity for everyone, lots of interesting stories. You get to sit in the VIP area, in the Coorporate boxes, behind the desk of the media suit like you see on TV. The kids even got filmed coming out of the tunnel with music on and they were all beaming! AMAZING! My boys are over the moon. Carol and Jill were great. Your lanyard gives you a cheeky discount after the tour at the NUFC Boutique and Shearer's. DEFFO recommend! Football REALLY IS a religion in Newcastle!
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • sher2892
    Aberdeen, UK15 contributions
    I had a lovely walk with my wife along here and at the end there’s loads of bars and restaurants towards the end. Great place for a selfie of the Tyne bridges.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • Sandancer77
    Wemyss Bay, UK1,955 contributions
    This was our first visit here. Got Metro to Jesmond station and walked to the park in about 20 minutes. There’s plenty of benches and picnic tables dotted around. There’s a cafe, toilets, waterfall, old mill and much more. It’s a pleasant place to take a walk on a sunny day. The animal corner was nice. There is goats, birds, Guinea pigs etc… Definitely worth a visit!
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • rollercolin
    Ashford, UK554 contributions
    An excellent museum, free to enter but we happily donated on the way out as it was so good. It's on a few floors with a cafe on the fourth floor. The staff were all friendly and helpful.
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • apophisguard
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK2,054 contributions
    One of the best Castles I've visited. To me, it was architecturally akin to Bran Castle in Romania - well, I thought so.

    The Castle is in two parts. The first is a bit like a German fortified tower, which has a number of floors all with superb displays and information boards. The second part is on the other side of the rail tracks. For some reason in the past, some lunatic decided to run the railway right through the castle!!!??? That said, it is practically a complete keep. Again, lots of rooms and passageways to explore, with loads of information and displays to view. The view from the top of the keep is amazing on a good day.

    Staff were amazing and I spent quite some time talking with one of the girls about Roman history.

    Will visit again!
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • Lynn G
    Washington, UK78 contributions
    The history of the main bridge
    Original Tyne bridge Medieval time

    When the medieval bridge was partially swept away by the Great Flood of 1771, it left the towns of Newcastle and Gateshead without a road link. The only way of crossing the River Tyne was by ferry, and trade and commerce suffered badly.
    The following year a temporary wooden bridge costing £3,000 became operational and it was eventually decided the old bridge was unsalvageable, and what remained of it would have to be pulled down and a new one built.
    Tyne or George VI, that is the recognised one came next in 1928, the plans of which went next to Australia for Sydney Harbour bridge. My photos show the Tyne Bridge, the Brick Tyne Bridge and today's Tyne Bridge being built.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Happy traveller
    County Durham, UK18 contributions
    Brilliant trip to theatre today. Saw the King and I. Outstanding. The theatre itself is beautiful inside. You can imagine the good old days.
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • Liz R
    West Sussex16 contributions
    Amazing refectory. Friendly staff. Delicious cakes. Loved sharing tables with others. Nothing was too much trouble
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, CA1,800 contributions
    Grey Street is a magnificent street of Georgian architecture which forms one of the key parts of central Newcastle. This city has thankfully revived greatly from a significant decline in the 1960s and 1970s, and this is particularly nice since it really is a very lovely and striking city with beautiful streets and views beyond even the iconic scenes along the Tyne and its bridges. Grey Street is one of the most magnificent parts of the city. It is lined with a cohesive set of grand Georgian buildings and, with its gentle curves as it descends/ascends a gentle slope, this provides a particularly striking and scenic view. Moreover, it is partly pedestrianised and lined with cafes, pubs, restaurants, and shops, with much nice outdoor seating along the street, the pedestrianised quality making it especially pleasant and peaceful. Grey Street is at the heart of what has to be one of the grandest sets of Georgian urban architecture in the country. This is a magnificent urban scene worthy of any great city.
    Written 11 December 2022
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  • david h
    London, UK93 contributions
    This place came highly recommended and it is wonderful. It is a real treat and there is something for everyone. The staff are friendly and approachable.
    PLUS the restaurant is fantastic. We had 4 very pleasant hours
    Written 27 April 2023
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  • Lyndsey H
    2 contributions
    Worth a visit for a day out with children, free entry. So much thing to see and discover. The museum currently have the quiz or games for kids to explore, Minimum spend 2-3 hours for our family. Cafe is on the second floor. Plenty of toilet on each floor. Will visit again next half term. Will Recommend.
    Written 14 May 2023
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  • Han Wylie
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
    Stunning art gallery, loved the variety of art forms presented. Additionally the day I went there was an ancient Egyptian art exhibit. So interesting and beautiful.
    Written 25 April 2023
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  • Thebeatgoes
    Glasgow, UK21 contributions
    I thought it was a nice diversion for three hours. My teenage son found it a little young for him. My pre teen son loved it. Planetarium was good. The age range is probably pre teen and below and at that level I think it a good museum. It very hands on and if it was busy then I can see it would be less fun.
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • SophyN
    Exeter, UK13 contributions
    Want a nightie? Or a bagel? Some black pudding or a wig? How about whelks, records, vintage T-shirts, some geordie themed aprons or heavenly glass of sherry. All this and more at the fabulous Grainger Market, which I have to confess we didn’t even know about until our short break in Newcastle. A must not miss gem in a brilliant city.
    Written 19 February 2023
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