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Is Newcastle really like Geordie Shore?

Love it or hate it, if you’ve heard of Newcastle, you’ve probably heard of Geordie Shore. After bursting onto our screens in 2011, the antics of Gaz and co have lots of people talking the morning after the show.

For some, the prospect of bumping into the cast in Tescos may be highly appealing, but for others the very thought may make or break your decision of studying in the Toon. That’s why we thought it was about time we bust this myth open!


Fair enough, the show definitely backs up Newcastle as one of the top nightlife destinations in the UK, but it’s got to be noted that there’s more to Newcastle’s after hours than trebles and takeaways, just take a look at student blogger Alex’s Top 5 alternative nights.


Nightlife aside, there are other sides to Newcastle you might not have heard about. With a range of museums, independent cinemas and galleries to cover all interests, there are plenty of things to see and do when you’ve got some free time that don’t need you to get on it like a car bonnet.

And did you know, you’ll find the Great North Museum: Hancock and the Hatton Gallery, on Newcastle University’s campus, both with FREE entry.


It’s not all about the hustle and bustle of city life either – Newcastle is surrounded by both a stunning countryside and coastline with award winning beaches, only a short ride away on the Metro.

So as you can see, although socialising is a huge part of student life, and without a doubt Newcastle is the party city of the north, don’t be fooled by Geordie Shore: it’s not all fake tan and bared abs.

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