Between its industrial and cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife and Victorian style backdrop, New castle is one of the most exciting places to explore. There are so many ways to see what Newcastle has to offer. Here is our guide to the best activities you can delve in for plenty of fun.
The Newcastle Castle
Right at the heart of the city, discover the medieval castle where the city’s name emanated from. The castle has a gatehouse known as the Black Gate, a small museum and a keep. Learn the rich history through the exhibitions that give insights to the fortress that was built by the Romans. Go back in time and get a taste of what it was like to live in the medieval castle. Besides, the rooftop view of the castle’s environs is nothing short of spectacular.
The Tyne Bridge
Opened in 1928 by King George V, the iconic Tyne Bridge is a symbol of Newcastle’s identity. At the time, it was the longest single bridge in the whole world. It is one of seven bridges across the River Tyne in and around Newcastle. The majestic Gateshead Millenium Bridge is also another bridge across the River Tyne that remains a popular spot for tourists to visit either on foot or riding a bike.
This lively and popular spot has several restaurants, bars, art galleries and concert halls. On Sundays, the outdoor open market comes to life with traders from various parts of the area showcasing a variety of products. From clothing, toys, jewellery and handmade products and great food, there is so much to see and choose from.
In summer, the quayside seaside is a favourite for beach lovers who fancy spending the day soaking up the glorious warm sun. With the new colourful beach huts, volleyball nets, deck chairs and a climbing hall for children, everyone’s bound to have fun by the seaside.
The vibrant Nightlife
From relaxed lounges playing soft music in the background to vibrant pubs with balconies overlooking the streets, Newcastle caters for all tastes. Local party goers enjoy regular night outs, and visitors are keen on experiencing the Geordie hospitality. If you are looking for a place to drink and dance the night away, then sample Newcastle by dark and get to relish the retreat.
Art and Museums
One of the best ways to learn about our rich history is to discover the array of Museums in Newcastle that will leave you with incredible stories from our past. The variety of Art on display gives you a peek at our history. If you are looking for fun and a learning experience for the whole family, The Discovery Museum offers just that and more. It has an interactive science maze that will keep everyone engaged. You can also check out the Great North Museum and discover the reason why it features as a top tourist attraction with its natural history and Art that features the Hadrian wall and several other exhibits.