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69 Best Newcastle upon Tyne Attractions Every Tourist Must See

If you’re looking for a place to party, then look no further than Newcastle. It is infamous for its nightlife, made even more popular by the cast of Geordie Shore and their wild antics, attracting thousands of students every year. However, there’s more to the city than just a few bars. The city is dotted with elegant Victorian buildings and medieval buildings, nestled between the contemporary bars and restaurants. The city also offers great education opportunities with an increasingly popular university and a plethora of fascinating museums.

 

69 Most Popular Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne

1. Grainger Market

  • Free
  • +44 191 211 5549
  • Grainger Market, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm

2. Paddy Freeman’s Park

  • Free
  • 0191 278 7878
  • Paddy Freeman's Park, Freeman Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Daily 8am-6pm

3. Tyne Bank Brewery

  • Free
  • +(44)191 2652828
  • Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Thu 4pm-12am Fri-Sat 12pm-12am Sun 12-11pm

4. Eldon Square Shopping Centre

  • Free
  • +44 191 261 1891
  • intu Eldon Square, Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat 9am-7pm Sun 11am-5pm

5. Tyne Riverside Country Park

  • Free
  • 0191 278 7878
  • Tyne Riverside Country Park At Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Daily

6. Havannah and Three Hills Reserve

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 191 278 7878
  • Havannah & Three Hills Nature Reserve - Three Hills Visitor Carpark, Coach Lane, Hazlerigg, United Kingdom
  • Daily

7. Northern Stage Theatre

  • Upon booking
  • +44 191 230 5151
  • Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by show

8. Newcastle Greyhound Stadium

  • Upon booking
  • +44 191 210 5300
  • Newcastle Greyhound Stadium, Fossway, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Tue & Thu 6pm-9:30pm Sat 1pm-12am

9. New City Library

  • Free
  • +44 191 277 4100
  • Newcastle City Library, New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu 10am-7pm Fri 10am-5pm Sat 11am-4pm Sun 11am-5pm

10. Newburn hall motor museum

  • Adult £3 Child £2
  • +44 191 264 2977
  • Newburn Hall Motor Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-6pm

11. Jesmond Dene Park

  • £5
  • +44 191 281 2082
  • Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-4:30pm

12. North East Art Collective

  • Free
  • +44 191 231 2483
  • North East Art Collective, Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-5.30pm Thu 9am-7pm Sun 11am-5pm

13. Grainger Town

  • Free
  • Grainger Town, Waterloo Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Daily

14. Bessie Surtees House

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 191 269 1255
  • Bessie Surtees House, Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

15. St Nicholas Cathedral

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 191 232 1939
  • Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas, Saint Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri & Sun 7:30am-6pm Sat 8am-4pm

Top Attractions

Today Newcastle Upon Tyne and its sister city Gateshead are linked and symbolized by the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle bridge. Of the other six bridges over the Tyne River, the best known is probably the Tyne Bridge. The stately St Nicholas’ Cathedral dates from the same era as the Newcastle Castle, just after the Norman conquest.

Kids & Family

The kids will enjoy a trip down the Victoria Tunnel, which was once used to transport coal underneath the city to the jetties on the River Tyne. At up to 85 feet below the surface, the tales sound scarier. This tunnel is about 2.5 miles long, and was opened in 1842.

The Discovery Museum has a lot to offer for kids. There are plenty of machines – classic and vintage cars, old steam engines and modern jet turbines. There is even a train built in 1830, and a model of the Turbina, the very first turbine steamer in the world.

Shopping & Nightlife

Start your shopping expedition at the Grainger street, and the Grainger Market, an attractive area of Newcastle. The historic Quayside is also a popular shopping area. For an extra special night out, what about taking in an opera at the Tyne Theatre Opera House.

Day Tours

Try a day out in Newcastle Upon Tyne at the Jesmond Dene Park, one of the loveliest parks to be found, or go further afield, perhaps to Scotland, and see the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. You are close to Hadrian’s Wall if you wish to explore that and learn more about the Roman occupation.

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