10 Unmissable Things to do in Newcastle

10 Unmissable Things to do in Newcastle

Things to do in Newcastle - There’s no excuse for not finding something to do in Newcastle. One of England’s leading cities, its history stretches back as far as the Romans and although its prosperity was built on the old heavy industries of the Industrial Revolution, it has now successfully invented itself as an important retail, entertainment and arts centre.
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RIVER TYNE AND ITS BRIDGES:
1.You can’t fail to notice the many bridges that cross the River Tyne and dominate the city’s landscape. From the iconic Tyne Bridge to the High Level carrying its rail lines precariously above the river, the amazing Swing Bridge and recent Millennium Bridge, these engineering marvels have connected Newcastle with its southern neighbour, Gateshead.
2.The River Tyne, of course, is the main artery of the city and the reason for its strategic importance and later development as a major centre of shipbuilding and heavy industry. Today, with heavy industry gone, a Tyne cruise is a perfect introduction to the city. Take advantage of cheap cruise deals to experience the best of Newcastle’s coastal heritage.
HISTORY:
3.The Romans came to Newcastle and liked it so much, they built a wall to keep the Picts (warrior tribes from the north) out! Hadrian’s Wall is still visible along its 73 miles. Take a trip out to the West Road to see the best preserved remains, or go to Wall’s End at South Shields.
4.Grainger Town was the historic heart of the city. Here, the domes and turrets designed by Richard Grainger, found in Grainger Market, the Theatre Royal and Grey Street are considered some of the finest early Victorian buildings anywhere in Britain.
5.Newcastle was a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Check out the Discovery Museum, which highlights Tyneside’s shipbuilding heritage and the many local inventions, like the railway, that changed the world.
ENTERTAINMENT:
Geordies (the popular nickname for people from Newcastle) are famous for enjoying themselves and you can’t leave the city without sampling some of its legendary nightlife.
6.Start in the Bigg Market and work your way around the multitude of bars, cafes and nightclubs. Be warned, although it can be cold in Newcastle, the natives don’t usually bother with coats and jackets! But if you do want to get out of the rain, try The Gate, an indoor complex of restaurants, bars and a multiplex cinema.
7.But Newcastle is not all about drinking. The city has long been renowned for its theatres. If you love the stage, you must visit the Theatre Royal, famous for its Shakespearian productions and generally regarded as one of the leading provincial theatres in the country.
8.The Sage was opened in 2004 and has quickly become one of Britain’s leading centres for live music. Book tickets to hear leading musicians of all genres, or join in one of the participation projects on offer.
9.Geordies also tend to be sports mad and the city boasts a long and proud sporting tradition. Any football fan will want to visit St. James’ Park, in the Gallowgate, the home of Newcastle United and one of the largest stadiums in the United Kingdom. If you’re not lucky enough to see a game, take a tour of the ground and imagine the inimitable atmosphere as the crowds cheered on legends, like Jackie Milburn, Bobby Mitchell and Alan Shearer.
10. Geordies also love to shop, so before you go, stock up with some mementos of your visit with retail therapy in the Eldon Square Shopping Centre, or if your tastes are rather more upmarket, try the shops in exclusive Northumberland Street.
This article was contributed by Lloyd, a freelance writer and blogger, on behalf of Cruise.co.uk.
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