Angel of the North
Located just off the A1 in Gateshead, rising 20 metres into the sky. You may be lucky enough to see Anthony Gormley’s super work of art on your way into Newcastle. Made from 200 tons of steel The Angel of the North dominates the skyline with a wingspan of 54 metres. Completely worth a visit!
Made up of the Castle Keep and the Black Gate, Newcastle Castle is a top visitor attraction. You can pay to go inside and of course learn of its history but we think it’s pretty impressive from the outside so well worth a stroll past.
Newcastle loves a good bridge and the river Tyne is home to many! Perhaps the most amazing has to be the Millennium Bridge. Precision engineering allows the bridge to tilt - rather like a closing eyelid to allow boats to pass underneath it. Don’t worry though, you can also walk or cycle across the bridge and a full evacuation takes place before any movement starts!
As its message states - one place, one hour, one exit! Locked in a series of rooms you and others fight against the clock to solve challenges and clues in order to escape. Original and exciting! A great addition to your weekend.
St James’ Park
The 6th largest football stadium in the UK and home to Newcastle United football club. Its white roof can be seen from all across the city. An icon of Newcastle, it’s worth catching a game or gig at this stadium whilst your here.
Nonstop shows of art, music, culture and comedy! There will always be something to see on your visit. A beautiful building in its own right, you couldn’t ask for better surroundings whilst enjoying a evening show.
The number shopping centre in the UK and the largest in Europe. Department stores, designer brands and high street names - this place has everything! A shopping heaven, a massive shopping heaven!
Newcastle city centre is home to the original Fenwick’s store - and one of the biggest with 5 floors worth of shopping paradise. intu Eldon Square boasts the best international brands and top high street names.
Those looking for something a little more exclusive might want to head over the Grainger Town. Becoming the place to find boutique shops and chic names!
Along the banks of the river Tyne - you simply have to spend some time here whilst visiting Newcastle. The area comes alive at night, bursting with bars, pubs and clubs - always somewhere to take your fancy alongside stunning views of the river and its impressive bridges.
This is an indoor complex of a cinema, restaurants, bars, clubs and other entertainment facilities. It’s great to have everything under one roof - and saves going outside into the cold or rain in the winter.
Newcastle’s gay scene, where everyone is welcomed with a smile. DJ’s and dancefloors are in abundance here and you guaranteed an amazing night out... up until the early hours!