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Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a family-friendly, romantic neighbourhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. The neighbourhood's charm comes through with its friendly people. Broaden your horizons with some local theatre. Choose one of Newcastle-upon-Tyne's hotels and explore the area around Blaydon on Tyne with ease.
Top attractions include the area's theatres and much more. You can attend a show at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, O2 Academy Newcastle, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centre. Attractions like Newcastle-upon-Tyne Discovery Museum, Great North Museum-Hancock, and Life Science Centre can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Saltwell Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary's Cathedral, and Grey's Monument. The Gate, Beamish Adventure Park, and Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens are family favourites.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. Why not cheer with the crowd at Newcastle United FC, St. James' Park, or Kingston Park Stadium? Local parks like Exhibition Park, Saltwell Park, and Northumberlandia are peaceful spots. Surround yourself with nature at Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve, Ridley Park, and Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre. For retail therapy, consider metrocentre, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, and Central Arcade, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Metro Radio Arena, Jesmond Cricket Ground, or City of Newcastle Golf Club.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Durham University, Castle Keep, and Tyne Bridge. You can also check out University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal, and Northumbria University.
If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Newcastle Station.
The closest major airport is Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 6.2 km (3.8 miles) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Durham (MME-Tees Valley) is the next closest airport, 55 km (34.2 miles) away.