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Top Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • Genevieve W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guides Mal and Trish really made the whole experience shine. The history of the tunnel is absolutely fascinating and the stories they shared really made you feel connected to the residents of the past. I would strongly recommend this to everyone tourist and resident alike.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,535 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral on the hill. I was a season ticket holder in my 20s until I moved to NZ. As always, you enter the ground, and your hairs on your neck stand on end.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • SteveB
    Paignton, UK1,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in a local hotel and found the staff there as friendly and helpful as the people we met out and about.

    The Waterfront was a great spot but we definitely need to return to explore this city sights and bars/resturant a more as we spent our days on coach trips around Northumbria. A great vibrant city to visit!!!
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Natalie D
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best free attraction around. We have a 11yo 9yo and a 2 yo and they have had so much to do. The museum had so much we had no idea about and things we do remember but our kids called us old. I would recommend everyone who’s got little people and who are in Newcastle to visit this museum and just have some time as a family and enjoy everything Newcastle has to offer.
    Written 27 June 2024
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  • Adam T
    York, UK911 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had pre-booked our visit online without fully appreciating just how many stairs there would be in the main castle section. Ordinarily this would have been no problem for us, but carrying up a 16 month old the same volume of stairs makes it slightly more strenuous, particularly when they are so steep. Thankfully, we were able to leave our pushchair in the shop at the Black Gate while we went over the road to the main castle. Not before having a quick look around the top floor of the Black Gate which had its own mini exhibition. Overall we enjoyed our visit (the views at the top of the castle were worth the climb), and if we were in the area again we may use the ticket again since it was annual, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to come more than once. In the end we probably spent around 1.5 hours there between the two sites.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Janet S
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having spent a very enjoyable day exploring the city of Newcastle, we used TripAdvisor's AI to suggest 'hidden gems' to us. This was one of them. A beautiful garden, tucked away just on the outskirts of the city centre. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for the small zoo, which had shut by the time we arrived (around 04.30 pm). However, that did not spoil our enjoyment of the gardens, which featured a waterfall and a disused mill. Lots of colour in the garden, including rhododendrons in full bloom. And it was free entry! Thoroughly recommended.
    Written 2 July 2024
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  • AHZ
    Leeds, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw this first time in the movie goal! , first time we visited Newcastle , we were mesmerised as soon as we crossed the bridge and saw the Beautiful architecture.
    Written 2 June 2024
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  • paul19602013
    Brighton, UK1,220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive building in the city centre. We got a last minute booking and wasn't disappointed with the Syndicate which we saw. Comfortable seats and a excellent view from the gallery.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,535 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many years since I had been in the museum for many years. It has changed over the years, and now there are displays that are interactional and suit all ages.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • Michael K
    London, UK544 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The dedication of St Nicholas is unique for a cathedral in the UK, and refers to the city’s longstanding maritime connections. The cathedral can be described as “quite interesting”. It is not one of England’s greatest, being an ancient parish church “made up” to a cathedral in 1882, and is England’s northernmost. Unlike most others, it is hemmed in by other buildings and not able to be appreciated externally in one view. The tower, with its unique asymmetrical lantern, catches the eye. There has been a church on this site since Norman times. The usual changes and remodelling took place over the years, reflecting theological and social change. The upgrading to cathedral status sparked much creativity, including splendid choir and canons’ stalls and the tallest bishop’s cathedra in the land. Recent years have seen changes to the nave, in particular to the flooring and lighting. A striking new altar and ambo were created, and all this completed in 2022. I daresay the new altar and ambo are Marmite; you wouldn’t get a faculty for them in a parish church! The cathedral does contain random interesting pieces; the font canopy; some unusual memorials; one of the very few pre-Reformation eagle lecterns, a handsome Renatus Harris organ; a fragment of medieval stained glass showing the Madonna breast-feeding; the alabaster high altar reredos; and a fine Flemish brass behind the high altar. Some will like the “Spitfire” stained glass window. The cathedral staff have clearly worked hard to make this a learning environment; classes of children were everywhere during our visit and information boards are plentiful; professional, but perhaps too many – this is not a museum. Everything is on the level; good for those with disability issues; bad for those wanting to see at big events. The cathedral is to be congratulated on maintaining free access.
    Written 1 July 2024
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  • Heather M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I adore visiting The Biscuit Factory. It houses a stunning array of artworks from talented artists and craftspeople. It is truly an inspiring place to visit and their launch nights are a great opportunity to talk to exhibiting artists.
    Heather Moore
    The Peacock & The Printmaker
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • Jill W
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I maybe a bit biased but I love this part of Newcastle. During the day you can admire the beautiful Grey's Monument which overlooks this amazing Street. The architecture is breathtaking including the Theatre Royal. At night this brilliant street comes to life with great places to eat and drink. They say that a true Geordie is born on the banks of the Tyne, well include me in this because I was born on this street many years ago.
    Written 4 June 2024
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