Newcastle upon Tyne attractions

Newcastle upon Tyne attractions

NewcastleNewcastle upon Tyne is in Northumberland, a county that borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south, Tyne and Wear to the southeast, the Scottish Borders to the north and has nearly 80 miles of North Sea coastline. It is an area of uncrowded golden sandy beaches, stunning countryside set amongst two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged Northumberland National Park. There are more castles in Northumberland than anywhere else in England and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is the birthplace of English Christianity. Photos left & right: Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Attractions The most famous view of Newcastle is that of its bridges, spanning the River Tyne. The newest bridge is the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, which is a spectacular modern design. It is a footbridge in the shape of an eyelid which opens up in order to let boats through if they are too tall to fit underneath. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Gateshead Millenium Bridge

Attractions St. Mary's Lighthouse, St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Tel: 0191 200 8650. Cross the causeway, climb the tower and experience spectacular coastal views. Exhibitions and gift shop. Outside is a nature reserve with facinating rockpools, flights of birds, a beach and clifftop walks. About 10 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

St. Mary's Lighthouse Whitley Bay

Attractions City Library, Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1DX. Tel: 0191 277 4100. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Attractions Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, NE30 4JF. Tel 0191 258 1031. Blue Reef Aquarium is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions. Open-top tanks allow close encounters with friendly rays. spectacular underwater walkthrough tunnels. About 7 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth

Attractions Royal Quays Outlet Shopping Village, Coble Dene, North Shields, NE29 6DW. Tel: 0191 296 3743. Royal Quays opened in 1996, with over 50 outlet shops selling famous brands. Offers regular entertainment and live events. About 6 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Royal Quays

Attractions Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tyne and Wear - NE30 4BZ. Tel: 0191 257 1090. Managed by English Heritage, Tynemouth Priory is the burial place of saints and kings, and is a place of religious significance. About 8 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Attractions Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020. Set in the 812 acre High Gosforth Park Estate and home to 26 race meetings Newcastle Racecourse is easily accessible by road, rail and air. About 3 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle Racecourse

Attractions Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4JA. (0191) 232 6789. Discover the chequered history of Newcastle upon Tyne, from Romans and Knights to ship-builders and pitmen. Some fun and fascinating scientific exhibitions; important collections of maritime, social history, fashion and regimental life are on display. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Discovery Museum

Attractions The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN. The Biscuit Factory, Britain’s biggest original art store. Two floors of exhibition spaces and two floors of artists’ studios. We sell paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics and glass by artists from all over the world. Tel: 0191 261 1103. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Biscuit Factory

Attractions Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend - Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall. Tel: 0191 236 9347.

Segedunum Roman Fort

Attractions MetroCentre, Newcastle upon Tyne is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone. About 3 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne.


Attractions Newcastle United FC, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4ST. Main Telephone No: 0191-201-8400. Ticket Office: 0191-261-1571. Home Kit Colours: Black & White. About 3 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle United FC

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