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- Thoroughly exceeded our expectations - Mike and Trev were fantastic. Not only was it interesting and informative but hugely entertaining.Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our guides Keith and Jordan were very informative and great fun to be with. Took 3 children aged 9,7 and 5 with us. Kids loved it and didn't stop smiling the whole 90 minutes. Would definitely recommend for all ages.Written 26 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Newcastle's Quayside is a captivating blend of modern urbanity and historic charm. The iconic Millennium Bridge gracefully spans the River Tyne, connecting the vibrant cityscape with the serene waterfront. The sight of the illuminated bridges against the night sky is simply mesmerizing.
Strolling along the Quayside, you're enveloped in a lively atmosphere. Quirky bars, cozy cafes, and bustling restaurants line the promenade, offering an array of culinary delights. The Sunday market is a treasure trove of local crafts, artwork, and delectable street food, making it a fantastic spot for both locals and tourists.
The Quayside's history is evident in the impressive architecture, from the elegant BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to the historic Guildhall. The blend of old and new creates a unique ambiance that captures the essence of Newcastle's evolution.
For fitness enthusiasts, the Quayside offers scenic jogging paths and cycling routes. Whether it's a leisurely stroll, a morning jog, or a leisurely bike ride, the view of the River Tyne and its iconic bridges keeps you motivated.
The Quayside is not just a place; it's an experience. From the vibrant nightlife to the serene riverbanks, it encapsulates the heart and soul of Newcastle. Whether you're seeking culture, relaxation, or entertainment, Newcastle's Quayside delivers it all in one captivating package. A must-visit destination that showcases the city's dynamic spirit. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)Written 21 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Wonderful museum with plenty for all age groups. The display about The Story of Newcastle from Roman times to the present was really interesting, full of stories and exhibits. I also liked the military display which was excellent with stories from various solders, information about mascots and interactives for children. The exhibition about the Tyne also really good. I had lunch in the café, a lovely jacket potato with a wonderful fresh salad with lots of different vegetables not just Lettice and tomato and a nice cup of steaming hot tea. Free admissionWritten 14 November 2023
- We walked from South Gosforth metro to The Tyne Bar through Jesmond Dene.
This was a very easy 2.8 mile walk through a beautiful park originally started in the 1850’s by Sir Armstrong.
This walk is easy and mainly on well maintained footpaths.
There is a Pets Corner popular for families with children.Written 26 August 2023
- I had a free day in Newcastle and the first thing I did was visit this castle. It is small (and perhaps therefore a little overpriced at £10). There are a lot of steps! I would hate to be there during a busy period as there are very few passing places. There are a couple of rooms to view on the way up (the Great Hall, the Solar etc). The view is worth the trek to the top.
Then it is back down to the dungeon and the chapel.
There is also a small museum in the Black Gate.
When I was leaving I did pass an elderly lady with a walking stick struggling up the entrance steps and I did wonder whether I should warn her that inside are steps and more steps.
Every castle is different and this is a compact variety.Written 1 October 2023
- Our annual visit to the theatre. We travel 3 hours every year for this pantomime and are never disappointed what a fantastic performance of Pinocchio this year. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the show. We booked to see the little mermaid for next year and cannot wait. Well done to all.Written 5 December 2023
- We attended a Vivaldi concert at this beautiful cathedral. The event was very well organised and the staff were really helpful and friendly. The concert was excellent and we had great seats at the front. The only downside was that £7.50 was a bit steep for a glass of wine! Aside from that, we had a really enjoyable evening and hope to return for future events.Written 21 November 2023
- I went there in the morning when most of the shops were not open yet. Appreciating the Georgian architecture in such tranquil atmosphere was a delight.Written 26 September 2023
- You can't visit Newcastle without a walk down to the waterfront, and of course see the iconic Tyne Bridge.
We were there on a Sunday and walked from the side of the bridge along the river to the Millenium pedestrian bridge as there were small stalls all the way along which were selling everything from hot drinks to dog treats.
There was a food area with international foods at reasonable prices and the atmosphere was really good.Written 10 October 2023
- Wonderful exhibits of ancient history and natural history. Excellent display about Hadrian's wall. Something for all age groups and a nice café on the second floor. Free admission.Written 14 November 2023
- We ran a client event here. Staff a bit on the sniffy side but some couldn’t do enough for us. Food a bit pretentious (client feedback). But healthy and seasonal. Refreshments plentiful. Room a bit too cramped and hot for the numbers (heating system a tad keen). But an inspiring place in which to learn and we all parked out front for free. Some improvement pointers!Written 1 November 2023
- It is always a pleasure to revisit the art and exhibitions but I was really impressed with the quality and value of the food on offer in the cafe. Great baked potato and salad 😋 - not many places in town can compare!Written 5 December 2023
- We did a morning tour here to learn more about this fascinating building. We weren't disappointed. Our guide Lawrence was excellent and it was a well paced tour with a chance to sit down part way through. He covered the building, the history, the people associated and the current collection of books. My friend is hard of hearing and could follow everything comfortably. The tour is free but we left a donation. I highly recommend a tour.Written 4 September 2023
- Went on "relaxed Sunday" which happens once a month, and is basically the same as regular sessions except there is no 11am-12pm entry slot online (so only 10-11am then the next one is 12-1pm) and the lighting and music is maybe a bit softer - but all the attractions are the same. After 12pm it returns to like in regular sessions. The whole day wasn't very busy though, so actually pleasant compared to some scrum science museums we've been to in other cities. Everything in good condition too. The kids enjoyed the experiment lab, the planetarium shows, the science lab show (fire and ice) and also all the various interactive displays. A lot of fun for kids.Written 12 November 2023
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