Things to Do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne and neighboring Gateshead together constitute the major urban center of northeast England. Locals (known as ”Geordies”) are rarely shy of a drink, and weekends find the bars and pubs of the city heaving with locals and visitors from Britain and beyond.
Non-alcoholic attractions include a rich architectural legacy stretching from traces of Roman settlements through Victorian shopping arcades to the graceful arc of the award-winning Millennium Bridge.
The vast Angel of the North sculpture has quickly become a symbol of the region and the Baltic Centre, in a converted flour mill, contributes greatly to the city’s enviable reputation for contemporary art. Sage Gateshead is a must-see, whether you're there for a concert or just to admire the curving contours of its futuristic glass-and-steel exterior.
Newcastle’s oldest building, Newcastle Castle comprises a 12th-century keep and the 13th-century Black Gate gatehouse. Once part of a huge fortress, the two separate, restored fortifications offer the chance to roam ancient chambers, chart the castle’s and city’s history, and soak in sweeping views of Newcastle’s Quayside.
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