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17 Must-See Spots on the Metro Line

When you come to Newcastle, you’ll no doubt use the Metro to get to and from campus or around the city centre. But with over 60 stations across Newcastle and nearby Sunderland, it’s worth making the most of a day-ticket to take in some sight-seeing.

Central Station

Newcastle’s Castle!
metro-stops-1Step back in time and visit one of Newcastle’s most historic landmarks. It boasts some amazing views of the River Tyne and its seven bridges!

Monument

Grey’s Monument
metro-stops-2Climb the 164 steps to the top to see aerial views of the beautiful Grey Street and surrounding views of Newcastle!

Haymarket

Eldon Square 

Shopping Spree! Enjoy the vast amount of shops that Newcastle city centre has to offer.

The Great North Museum

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Owned by Newcastle University and with free entry, the museum is home to some super cool historical artefacts, including a dinosaur’s skeleton

West Jesmond

Make your way to way to West Jesmond to see where a lot of students choose to live. Make sure you try out the amazing restaurants just minutes from the Metro.

Ilford road

Jesmond Dene
metro-stops-3Take a walk through the Dene and even visit Pets Corner to see some super cute animals! There is also an Arts Market held in the visitors centre every month.

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay Ice Rink is great for a rainy day or even head down to watch some ice hockey!

Cullercoats

Blue Reef Aquarium

Even though it doesn’t rain often in sunny Newcastle, the Blue Reef Aquarium is extremely fun if you want to stay dry!

Tynemouth 
metro-stops-4Grab yourself some fish and chips and head down to the beach at Tynemouth. There are loads of fun activities to get involved with at Tynemouth such as; surfing, stand up paddle boarding, beach volleyball and many more! There is also a wide variety of unique shops to have a wander round.

Meadow Well

Wet ‘n’ Wild 

Head down to this super fun water park and enjoy the numerous water slides and river rapids!

Wallsend 

Head back to Roman times and visit Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, which also includes a 35 metre viewing tower where you can see the whole roman site.

Chillingham Road 

Head to the beautiful Heaton Park and enjoy a meal at the delicious Italian Restaurant called Sambucas that is in the middle of the park. Or head to the Butterfly Cabinet for a quirky, scrumptious bit of food!

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Ouseburn 
metro-stops-5Visit one of the hidden gems of Newcastle! Visit the farm which is home to some extremely cute animals or treat yourself to some yummy pub grub from one of the many surrounding pubs.

St James 
metro-stops-6Visit St James to see Newcastle United play, and hopefully win! With the ground being right in the city centre it makes it extremely easy to get to.

Airport 

The airport is only 25 minutes away from campus on the Metro, making it extremely easy to fly home if you live a bit further away or even go on a nice weekend break to one of the many destinations that Newcastle Airport flies to.

Kingston Park 

Head down to watch Newcastle Falcons play some rugby at their ground. With some tasty match food and a great crowd you definitely can’t miss out on going to watch a match.

Gateshead

The Baltic Art Gallery

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The largest contemporary art institution in the UK! Hosting a varying range of artist’s work and exhibitions throughout the year.

South Shields

Head down the beach at South Shields and try your luck on some of the arcade penny slot machines.

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