Hidden gems in Newcastle


Pick up local souvenirs or recommendations @61side

Stock up on local souvenirs like hand-drawn maps and homemade dog treats—or simply swing by to score recommendations about area (seriously, it’s encouraged)—at UpSide Down Presents @61side.

Central Arcade shopping centre, off Grey Street in Newcastle
©Craig Fast


Head to the countryside on the Curry Train

Take the Curry Train from Newcastle Central Station to the Northumberland countryside for Indian food like you’ve never experienced before. And don’t even worry about getting lost—ornately-dressed staff members accompany you on the train to help you navigate your way to the restaurant. They even take your food and drink orders in advance so you can dig right into pillowy naan the moment you arrive!

Hadrian's Wall at sunset, Northumberland, England
©VisitBritain//Thomas Heaton


Enjoy local produce and make a few friends at the Ouseburn Farm

Sample sweet and savoury homemade delicacies (and maybe pet a few farm animals) at the Ouseburn Farm, a community-led organisation where people with disabilities and able-bodied individuals work together to develop and run a farm.


Have fun beside the seaside

For stunning coastline views (with a side order of cinder toffee), head to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and spend the day getting dizzy in the teacups or testing your aim in the Lazer Maze.

Horse riding on the beach on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, England
©VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative


Spend a day among the treetops

Get your adrenaline pumping as you zip from tree to tree at the Beamish Wild Tree Top Adventure, located just 30 minutes outside the city centre. Outfitted with wobbly bridges, swinging tyres and even an archery course, you’ll feel the high from the High Ropes Course long after you’ve completed the 45-foot freefall.

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