Gateshead Millenium Bridge
This is the world's first tilting bridge and provides visitors with stunning views of the Tyne and Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides. A stunning pedestrian and cycle bridge which operates like the giant lid of an eye slowly opening, forming an arch under which ships can pass.
The Sage Gateshead
The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery. It houses two main stages of acoustic excellence, a 26-room music education centre, a music information resource centre, four bars, a brasserie and a café. The building itself is spectacular, entry is free, so pop in and have a look around for great views of the Quayside.
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world – presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art. Don't forget to check the BALTIC website
or ask at an info point when you arrive for information about events and activities taking place like Preview Parties, Family Tours, Toddler Tuesdays, Exhibition Explorer Packs for kids and all sorts of themed adult events.
The Castle Keep
The Castle Keep is one of the finest Norman stone castle keeps or donjons surviving in Britain today.
Home of many national and international events, including international athletics, rugby and many major rock and pop concerts.
Metro Radio Arena
Ranked in 7th place as one of the world's busiest venues. The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England.
Great North Museum: Hancock
Highlights of the new museum includes a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium, a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and much more.
The Quayside is a spectacular area day and night with the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the worlds first and only tilting bridge, linking Newcastle and Gateshead for pedestrians and cyclists.
St James' Park
Home of Newcastle United FC
Eldon Square Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of Newcastle city centre, Eldon Square incorporates over 140 shops plus a huge choice of cafés and restaurants.
The Tyne Bridge links Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead. This famous bridge was modelled on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
MetroCentre is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. Located in Gateshead, three miles south west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, MetroCentre has some brands that cannot be found anywhere else in the North East or indeed in the UK.
Whitley Bay / Tynemouth
Situated on the coast with beaches stretching on for miles.
This open air museum is set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside and vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s.
Owned by the Percy family since the 1300s, it is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. In a magnificent state of preservation, it has been the location for numerous films, most recently Harry Potter, Elizabeth and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Open April to October.
Home to Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.
Stadium of Light
Home to Sunderland Football Club.