Newcastle has had it’s reputation destroyed by that awful tv show Geordie Shore in recent years, however there are still plenty of things to see and do in Newcastle away from the partying lager louts.
It is an eye-catching building having a silver metal appearance and is located on River Tyne’s south bank. The Sage is considered as the party capital as it plays host to musical performers like Chris de Burgh, Fiddles on Fire, Northern Sinfonia and many tribute bands. Sip a cup of coffee and see panoramic view of the city as well as the river from this amazing building.
Seven Stories is a 7-storey building that is devoted to children’s books. Located in Ouseburn, it is a wonderland of characters that children adore. You can see Winnie the Pooh, Horrid Henry, Mowgli and Baloo, Harry Potter and Beatrix Potter, among many others. Seven stories is not all about books alone, kids can listen to stories and participate in dressing-up and drama acting, creative writing, wordplay, crafts, etc.
The Royal George
The Royal George is one of the oldest pubs in the city; a pub where Charles I supposedly drank in 1646. It takes a short walk to reach the Bigg market, but it pays off as you reach the Royal George with its wooden beams and low ceilings. You can spend some time in Charles I Room.
The renowned River Tyne immortalizes Newcastle with its berthed ships, floating night clubs and the races that are conducted there. Walk along the waterway and see the city through its seven famous bridges, including The Tyne bridge, The Swing Bridge, The High Level, Millennium Bridge, King Edward VII, The Queen Elizabeth II and The Redheugh.
Laing Art Gallery
If you are an art lover, you must visit Laing Art Gallery where you can see contemporary art, historical art and modern art. The Laing Art Gallery is located in the in the heart of Newcastle and remains open on all seven days of the week. The gallery has developed a new concept, referred to as Eye-to-Eye gallery, in art.
International Centre for life
The Centre for Life has an astounding collection of exhibits for you to see as well as interact with. Both parents and kids will be fascinated at the amount of information they can gather from here.
The Curry Train
The Curry Train runs between Newcastle and Corbridge stations. The train has been running since 1990. The 20-mile train journey train provided with the pleasure of watching super scenery and an outstanding meal at the Valley restaurant, the former railway station.
The Tynemouth village is about 10 miles away from the city and comprises of buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also stunning beaches, including the famous Longsands. You can surf, wind surf, sail, jetski, swim and canoe. The major attraction here is the ancient Priory and Castle that date back to the eleventh century.
Boat Trip on The Tyne
Get away from the city’s hustle and bustle on a cruise on River Tyne. Some of the landmarks that you can see on your trip include the Millennium and Tyne Bridges, The Sage and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. If you cruise to the River mouth, you can get a view of Catherine Cookson country.
Newcastle is home to many race meetings. The racecourse also has two 18-hole golf courses, nature reserve and a public house. The racecourse sprawls over 812 acres of grass and woodland.