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.
Shopping Spree! Enjoy the vast amount of shops that Newcastle city centre has to offer.
Owned by Newcastle University and with free entry, the museum is home to some super cool historical artefacts, including a dinosaur’s skeleton
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.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink is great for a rainy day or even head down to watch some ice hockey!
Even though it doesn’t rain often in sunny Newcastle, the Blue Reef Aquarium is extremely fun if you want to stay dry!
Grab 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.
Head down to this super fun water park and enjoy the numerous water slides and river rapids!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The largest contemporary art institution in the UK! Hosting a varying range of artist’s work and exhibitions throughout the year.
Head down the beach at South Shields and try your luck on some of the arcade penny slot machines.