A great day out in Newcastle

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is a beautiful, vibrant city that offers some great culture and exciting things to see and do. This city, which is the capital of the North East of England, is the home to a picturesque Quayside, some Victorian buildings that are rich with history, a plethora of shopping opportunities and a fantastic range of bars and restaurants.

The Quayside

Newcastle QuaysideIf you’re planning a trip away in England this summer then Newcastle might be the place for you. If you do decide to come here then one area that you have to explore is the Quayside.

During the summer the Quayside in Newcastle is a great place to be as it will be full of happy people enjoying the sun with a beautiful backdrop.

Have a wander along the River Tyne and enjoy the stunning view of all the bridges that line the Quayside. The Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge are especially of interest to tourists due to their appearance.

Once you’ve had a pleasant stroll along the river you can head into one of the many bars or restaurants for some refreshments whilst you sit and soak up the sun. If you’re really into your sunbathing then it’s your lucky day as the Quayside has its very own manmade beach.

Grey’s Monument

Greys MonuemntIf you’re into awe-inspiring views then this attraction will be a firm favourite of yours. Grey’s Monument is situated in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre and stands at 135ft high making it Newcastle’s favourite meeting place.

If you get the chance to have a guided tour of Grey’s Monument you will climb all 164 steps to the top where the views will dazzle you. Just try not to look down…

Life Centre

The Centre for Life in Newcastle City Centre is a wonderful science based attraction that contains many laboratories and research. It also has a museum which offers different exhibitions all year round.

Life Centre

Right now there is a fascinating exhibition called Brick History that is running from the 14th January unti 14th May 2017. In this exhibition you will be taken on a journey of over 50 years that will show the pivotal moments of history all built by LEGO bricks. This is certainly not an exhibition to miss.

The Diamond Strip

If you fancy exploring Newcastle’s wilder side then you might want to venture into the diamond strip which is a street full of very popular bars and clubs.

Newcastle Nightlife

Here you can move from bar to bar sampling the weird and wonderful cocktails on offer and once you’ve filled up with some Dutch courage head over to the dance floor to dance like no one’s watching.

Eldon Square

If the other activities didn’t tire you out then make sure you shop until you drop in Newcastle’s indoor shopping center, Eldon Square where you can find all your favorite popular high street shops and unique restaurants.

Opening Times: 9am – 8pm

Newcastle is full of exciting activities as well as some great history. Come and stay with us in our relaxing Northumberland hotel and enjoy the tranquillity of the delightful county of Northumberland whilst having the chance to explore the vibrant city of Newcastle which is just a short drive away from our location.

About Sandra Thomas

Sandra Thomas handles the administration and accounts side of Warkworth House Hotel but occasionally helps with front of house duties which involves serving in the restaurant, working behind the bar and handling the reception duties.

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