Experience stunning architecture, waterfront pubs and dining, and paved cycling trails in the bustling neighbourhood of Quayside. On Sundays, a farmer’s market featuring pop-up stands of crafts and culinary delights takes over the main road from 9 AM – 4 PM.
Take a stroll down Grey Street and you’ll see why it’s been named Britain’s third-most picturesque street. Home to a myriad of bars and restaurants set among dramatic Neo-classical architecture, it’s the perfect fusion of English charm and modern sensibility.
Uncover the colourful and grim history of Newcastle Castle Keep (including an unusual tale of a youngster being killed by a flying donkey), and discover what life would have been like for inhabitants at these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings.
Catch a play in an unpretentious environment (it was voted the north east of England’s most welcoming theatre) at Theatre Royal & City Hall. Featuring a rotating army of shows, ranging from classic musicals like Mary Poppins to cult-classics like Dirty Dancing, be sure to check the website to see what’s on when you plan to visit.
Add a little competitive edge to your sightseeing with HiddenCity. Simply sign up online, and you’ll be texted a clue that leads you to a must-see attraction or hidden gem, like a bustling art gallery, quaint cobbled street, or tucked-away tavern. Find the spot to keep receiving more clues—and get a 2-4 hour tour of Newcastle in the process.
From the Angel of the North to Grey’s Monument, there’s no shortage of dazzling public art and architecture lurking on the cobble-stone streets of north-east England. To find it all (and pick up a few unknown facts), download one of the city’s nine art maps and set off on your own walking tour.