Sitting on the banks of the River Tyne, Newcastle is a city big enough to have anything you could possibly need, but also small enough to feel personal and homely. Often voted the friendliest city in England, Newcastle makes for the perfect city break whether you want a super shopping experience, a river cruise, exciting nightlife or explore the tales of Northern Heritage.
The Quayside has some of the best attractions on offer, from the seven world famous bridges to the rolling mirrored exterior of the Sage music venue to the Baltic Flour Mill art gallery, the quayside is the place to be! Only 10 minutes away in Gateshead sits the Angel of the North; a giant landmark welcoming visitors to the great North East.
Discover the ancient history of the town by visiting the castle keep (the oldest building in the city!), explore deep underground through the Victoria tunnels which snake below the city, visit Roman ruins in Arbeia or Segedunum, and maybe venture further to Durham and visit the breathtaking Durham Cathedral.
Newcastle is also fantastic because it is only 20 minutes from the coast which features gorgeous beaches at South Shields and Tynemouth. If you travel 20 minutes in the other direction you will find Europe’s largest indoor shopping mall ‘Metrocentre’ which has hundreds of stores, a food court, and even an iMAX cinema.
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