About Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle’s gritty industrial past has collided with its cutting-edge present so spectacularly that the city now stands among Britain’s most bucket list-worthy destinations. Here you’ll discover austere factories hiding mind-boggling art, iconic steel bridges flanking a glittering glass concert hall and sophisticated Georgian streets accommodating innovative eateries, shopping and nightlife.
There are museums too, lots of them! The Life Science Centre lets you indulge your curiosity, conduct experiments and journey into the cosmos. While the Discovery Museum explores the city’s past with plenty of kid-friendly exhibits. Its big draw is the Turbinia, a 19th-century steamship.
Art fans flock to Newcastle’s numerous galleries, with the Biscuit Factory, the Laing Art Gallery and the Baltic being particular highlights. For shopping, Grey Street beckons! With its soaring colonnades and refined features, it’s a destination in itself.
And as night falls, the city’s legendary bars, pubs and clubs promise an unforgettable evening.
Newcastle upon Tyne’s Top 5 Attractions
- The Quayside and its bridges
- Shopping on beautiful Grey Street
- Brilliant nightlife
- The Discovery Museum
- Newcastle Castle
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