Wednesday, 26 February 2014

What to do in Newcastle

Rosie’s Comprehensive Guide of Top Toon Tourist Tips

And finally: Just wander! Great north museum, Discovery
museum Leazes Park, Exhibition Park, countless bars and
restaurants, The Centre for Life (a geeky science museum
in the gay area) and many more places are easy walking
distance in the city centre. Jump on the metro and head to
the coast . Seriously Newcastle beaches are STUNNING, 
think I may have mentioned that! Keep going North and it
keeps getting better! Just don’t wear a coat!

Visit Tynemouth: Who doesn’t love the seaside? Well this on has a lovely little beach café called Crusoe’s and the Marshalls, on the main street has the best fish and chips in the world (fact.) Also a gorgeous ruined priory where you can sit and eat said fish and chips!

Quayside: Tyne bridge, Baltic art gallery and the best bar The Pitcher and Piano. Sit, relax and watch the geordies go by! Walk long the river and cross the bridges (I’ll test you on the names later!)

If you like history Beamish is EPIC! An actual Victorian village with Pit Ponies and cinder toffee! It’s en route to Durham though so might be best on your way there or back!

Bede’s World: Can’t not mention it at he is technically your boss right?   Technically in Jarrow so you have to cross the river (boo) but its pretty decent even for Sunderland

Castles, castles and more castles!  Believe it or not Newcastle/Northumberland have more castles than anywhere else  in the country! They’re a bit further out but if the weather is good its totally worth it (and most of them are on the coastline!) There’s Bamburgh, Dunstanborough, and Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter was filmed to name just a few!

Eldon Square/Metrocenter: Eldon Square is in the C ity centre and it pretty decent for shopping or if you want something on a larger scale, hop over to the Metrocentre. Its bloody huge and if you can’t get it there, you can’t get it anywhere!

Holy Island/Lindisfarne: Another geeky churchy one. Its a bit out of the way and you'll have to check the tide times but why not visit the place Christianity entered Britain (Don't quote me, it could be Iona!) and where the famous Lindisfarne gospels are from! Not much else to do, but there are some stunning views and a huge grey seal colony!