Making the Most out of Newcastle this Summer Break

Posted on May 28, 2019

The deadlines have passed, your essays are done and your work is complete for now. If you are staying in Newcastle this summer and you want to relax and recuperate before the next semester rolls around, we have put together some exciting, fun, interesting (and above all, cheap!) activities and sights that you can take in, while you spend your summer in this incredible city.

Getting Out & About

After all those long hours in the library, this is the perfect time to get outdoors and soak up some vitamin D. Too skint for gym membership? No problem. Get yourself down to the free Quayside outdoor gym. There you will find gym equipment and stunning views across the river. Or you could get on your bike and cycle along the Tyne. There are miles of paths that are perfect for both cycling and running. If this all sounds like a bit too much like hard work, you can walk the seven bridges that cross the magnificent Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. View amazing pieces of historical and contemporary architecture and, of course, you can stop in one of Newcastle’s many bars and pubs along the way.

Culture & History

Newcastle is home to some of the UK’s great museums and galleries. Check out the Great North Museum for natural history and the Hatton Gallery for an arty take on the history of Newcastle. Want to combine culture and a cold one? Then go to The Biscuit Factory near the uber trendy Ouseburn, for food, art, craft and some local brews.

So, there we have it. Get outside this summer, soak up the sun, explore the city and discover some history and culture. After a summer this good, you’ll be raring to go come September and with a new love for the great city of Newcastle.