It’s not all about the city; unspoilt
beaches and wonderful countryside
are just a short journey by Metro.
The attractive coastal towns of
Tynemouth and Whitley Bay offer
everything from unspoilt golden
beaches to surf lessons and fish
and chips by the sea. The World
Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Wall,
Northumberland National Park
and Durham Castle and Cathedral
are also just a short journey by
train or bus.
Art and culture
The city has numerous theatres and
art galleries, including the Theatre
Royal which hosts some of the
biggest national productions by the
Royal Shakespeare Company, the
National Theatre and Opera North.
The University campus also houses
the North East’s largest producing
theatre company – Northern Stage.
The city’s art galleries and museums
range from ancient history to
modern art, including the traditional
Laing, the refurbished Hatton on
campus and impressive BALTIC,
a converted flour mill on the banks
of the River Tyne.
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Why we love
Food and drink
Newcastle is a truly cosmopolitan
city and its international vibe is
reflected in the range of restaurants
and bars. You won’t need to worry
about missing food from home as
there is every chance that you can
find it here.
Grab your popcorn because
Newcastle loves the movies.
More than 20 screens in the city
centre show everything from
Hollywood blockbusters to global
A multitude of music venues, such
as the Arena and O
host some of the most famous
names in rock and pop from across
the globe. Folk, classical and jazz
concerts regularly take place at
Sage Gateshead, with smaller
venues right across the city including
The Cluny and Cumberland Arms
catering for an array of independent
Newcastle is a premier shopping
destination with high street names
and boutique brands available at
Eldon Square, one of the UK’s largest
city-centre malls. Combine this with
a bustling indoor market, independent
shops and a range of global food
stores all just a few minutes’ walk
from the University campus. It’s
no wonder that Newcastle is often
referred to as a ‘shoppers paradise’.
Sport is integral to Newcastle’s
identity and you can see a range
of great sport in the city including
Newcastle United Football Club,
top-flight basketball and rugby union.
Longsands Beach in nearby
Tynemouth is popular with UK
pro surfers, and athletics fans
will find a friendly welcome at
Gateshead International Stadium.
Newcastle is a vibrant city that is
loved by locals and visitors alike.
Alongside the usual clubs and bars,
options also include comedy clubs,
pop-up theatre, film screenings,
late-night cafés, poetry readings
and more. The list is endless.
A welcoming and international city, we have
something for everyone. Find out more atwww.newcastlegateshead.com >