4 Of The Top-Rated Attractions In Newcastle
Never been to Newcastle before? Then you’re in for a real treat, as this buzzing north-east city has a huge amount to offer in terms of attractions and things to do… if you’re bored in this part of the world, then you’re certainly not doing it right!
If you’re excited to start exploring, but don’t know where to start, we’ve done all the hard work for you by picking out some of the very best places to go and things to see, with something for everyone… which of these will you head to first? Enjoy!
If you want to splash the cash and do some serious shopping, Eldon Square is the place to be. There’s a huge shopping complex to be found here, with some beautiful arcades, designer stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as some intriguing antique stores over on Vine Lane.
When you’re in need of sustenance, head to the Chinese district near Stowell Street, where you’ll find some amazing restaurants that will satiate your appetite.
In dire need of a culture injection? Then the Laing Art Gallery should be at the top of your list, built in 1901 and with paintings and sculptures galore, by the likes of Gaugin, John Martin, Stanley Spencer and Henry Moore.
For a breath of fresh air, the delightful Jesmond Dene historic park should go at the top of your itinerary. It’s right in the heart of the city, so perfect for escaping all that hustle and bustle.
The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas was built during the 14th and 15th centuries, and has an incredible lantern tower that stands at nearly 197ft tall. Make sure you see it at nighttime, as the spire itself is floodlit, which is a real sight to behold.
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