Newcastle upon Tyne is a lively and diverse city, with a rich heritage and many places of interest, including a variety of museums and galleries and historical buildings and sites. Entertainment in the city could include a Shakespearean performance or West End Musical at the Theatre Royal, a pop concert at the Metro Radio Arena or a film at the Tyneside Cinema. Newcastle has a diverse range of restaurants with foods of many different international cuisines, and if you’re looking for a night out, the city has a range of pubs and clubs for different tastes.
You’ll find a very good choice in the city for shopping, with large shopping centres including the Eldon Square Shopping Centre which has many different stores, and there are lots of other other areas for catering for all your shopping requirements. For business, there’s choice of conferences centres in the city such as at Newcastle United Football Club, and Newcastle Airport serves the city for international air travel.
Newcastle Car Hire
Wherever you are in Newcastle, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Newcastle car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the large choice of places to visit in Newcastle, a few suggestions are as follows:
You can visit this beautiful cathedral built in the 14th century in Gothic architecture, and can admire the distinctive spire, statues, intricate wood carvings, impressive monuments, stained glass windows and many other features.
Life Science Centre
Come here to see fascinating displays, exhibitions and activities including a planetarium, facilities for visitors to have a go at science experiments, science shows, science related art, and computer games, both new and old.
Here you can see a large collection of interesting exhibits relating to science, history and technology, including a steam turbined ship, ship and steam engine models, vintage cars, military artefacts and archaeological finds.
Great North Museum
This museum has a fascinating range of exhibits including ancient Egyptian mummies and jewellery, ancient Greek pottery, ancient Roman sculptures, Anglo-Saxon coins, fossils, African tribal exhibits and musical instruments, Japanese armoury and many more.
You can book a tour in this interesting tunnel which was used as an air raid shelter in World War II, and see what it would have been like, while you hear sounds of the air raid siren and bomber planes flying above, along with stories from the people of Newcastle of their wartime experiences. You can also learn about the mining history of the tunnel from when it was a Victorian waggon tunnel.
Laing Art Gallery
You can visit this gallery to see impressive collections which include paintings, silverware and ceramics. Among the collections are works by Gauguin, J M W Turner and William Holman Hunt and attractive decorative artworks from Japan.
You can come to this gallery where you can look at or buy contemporary works of art which include paintings, glass, jewellery, sculpture and furnishings.
This is a delightful park where you can enjoy the picturesque valley and stream, woods and the wildlife of the area. The park also has a boating lake and Pets Corner where you can come and visit the lovely animals which include alpacas, all situated in the peaceful surroundings.
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