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Fun Under £5

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Being a student & having moved away from home into a brand new place already seems like a massive change. But, to top it all off you are on a budget. How do we explore a new city with a tight budget? After a few searches and miles covered travelling, I managed to find some gems.

Here are my top 3 personal picks:

  •  Jesmond Dene Park

Looking for some peace and tranquility from the city life? Jesmond Dene Park would be the perfect hideout to enjoy the nature and relax. Grab a picnic mat and some friends along to this scenic park, or you could even use the multiple benches provided! Don’t leave without forgetting to check out the Pets Zone! Animals vary from pigs to even guinea pigs!

How to get there from Northumberland Street (City): –

Walk: 30 minutes (Free!)
Bus: 20 minutes (£2-£5)


  • Motor Museum

Filled with rich history and located in a suburban area, this museum definitely stuck out. The museum has a collection of about 30 one-of-a-kind cars, most of them you’ll never be able to see on the roads any longer. The cars were a personal collection of the late owner (personal touch!) as well as some being donated by people who needed garage space. If you’re lucky, you may even get to sit in the cars for a first hand experience and be provided a tour with unique stories about each car!

How to get there from Northumberland Street (City): –

Bus: 40 minutes (£2-£5)


  •  Durham    

Take a spontaneous trip out to the beautiful city of Durham. The high-low streets and castle overlooking the city are definitely worth the view. A day-trip would be more than sufficient to view Ancient Durham and its beauty. Check out the castle and don’t forget to take pictures!

How to get there from Northumberland Street (City): –

Bus: National Express – 30 minutes (£4.10)


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