Top Places in Newcastle to Visit

Posted on April 16, 2018

Newcastle has for a long time held the reputation of being a vibrant and exciting city. But what’s on offer once you step outside your nest?

Head over to the Quayside at any time of day and you’ll find lots to do. Take in the laid-back atmosphere as you wander along the quay and admire the picturesque bridges that cross the Tyne and the beautiful buildings, home to numerous bars and restaurants. During the evenings, the night-life hots up, and on a Sunday, there’s a fantastic market to meander through.

Grey Street, in the city centre, is the main shopping area and it leads up to the magnificent Royal Theatre. There are numerous places to catch a play or live music, such as the Alphabetti, Northern Stage and Live Theatre.

The Biscuit Factory might disappoint those with a sweet tooth, but it’s an amazing space, home to a commercial art, craft and design gallery. There is a caféon site, in which to relax after a couple of hours browsing the gallery.

Food & Drink – it’s all Covered

You’ll never be stuck for choice of restaurants in Newcastle. With everything from contemporary British to Asian and Mediterranean, there’s something to suit all budgets. Try the Zucchini Pasta Bar for a cheap eat, or the Moulin Rouge Café and Grill. Peace and Loaf Jesmond serve up a top-notch Sunday roast and if you’re feeling flush, a visit to the House of Tides is worth a visit – you’ll be hosted by home-grown Geordie, Kenny Atkinson, recipient of a Michelin star.

There are numerous bars and pubs in the city centre and on the outskirts to suit any mood, from the relaxed Alvino Bar to the funky Livello.

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