Best Bar
The Forth Bar
Join the mix of clientele at The Forth Bar (Pink Lane, Newcastle) where there's a wide range of ales and bottled lager.
Best Restaurant
The Big Mussel
Based in the Quayside, Newcastle, the Big Mussel has the finest selection of seafood in Newcastle.
Best Kept Secret
Jesmond Dene Park
A hidden gem located in an old wooded valley. Surrounded by waterfalls and a mill, The Dene is ideal for a leisurely stroll.
Linked by seven bridges, Newcastle (a city on the North bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead ( a town on the south bank of the River) have been transformed into a single vibrant and cultural visitor destination : NewcastleGateshead.

Whether you come for the sights, like Gateshead’s famous Angel of the North, the great local welcome or the famous Newcastle Brown Ale, one thing’s for sure: you’ll make friends in NewcastleGateshead before you leave.

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.

Gateshead Stadium

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.

Tyne Bridge

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.

Alnwick Castle

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.

Kingston Park

Home to Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.

Stadium of Light

Home to Sunderland Football Club.
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