If you are about to come to Newcastle for university, the campus is not the only place you’ll spend your time. The city, in north east England, has many attractions to offer its newcomers. Although I have many favourites of my own, below are the places that are top of my list.
The Quayside is the heart of Newcastle. Tyne Bridge, the unofficial emblem of Tyneside, stands proudly over the River Tyne alongside the Millennium Bridge. The Quayside also has many restaurants and pubs, so is ideal for an evening out.
On New Year’s Eve the Quayside is the place to be, with the whole city lining up along the river banks to see the fireworks.
If you are someone who likes historical sites, this is a great place to visit. Situated close to the central train station, the top of Castle Keep is an ideal spot to grab a picture of the whole city.
When you speak about Newcastle, the Magpies are one of the first things that comes to mind. Newcastle United has one of the most loyal groups of fans in England and St James’ Park is their football ground. It is impossible to miss the sight of the famous stadium, which stands proudly in the heart of Newcastle city centre.
On a match day, St James’ Park comes to life with the noise of 52,000 roaring fans – something you can only experience in Newcastle.
The historic little borough on the east coast of Tyne and Wear is one of the places that you must visit if you are in Newcastle. If you go on the weekend, the first thing you’ll see when you get out of the Metro is the famous Tynemouth Market. This is the place to buy local products and souvenirs.
Tynemouth beach is the ideal place to spend a warm summer’s day. With the Tynemouth Castle giving a majestic view over the beach, it really is difficult not to enjoy.