Newcastle-Gateshead is an exciting urban hub of culture, art, music, nightlife, entertainment and history in the North East of England. Connected by seven bridges, including the Millennium Bridge, across the River Tyne, Newcastle (north bank) and Gateshead (south bank) form a vibrant destination with a spectacular riverscape for dining, playing, socialising and shopping. With its inspiring culture, legendary nightlife, excellent dining, fantastic shopping and stunning architecture, the Newcastle-Gateshead area will captivate your senses. The Angel of the North, Britain's largest sculpture, is a welcoming spirit made of steel that greets travellers.
Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside -
Edging the River Tyne, Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside is a spectacular waterfront district packed with exciting restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, nightclubs, entertainment venues and attractions. Walk or bike across the iconic Millennium Bridge - the world's first and only tilting bridge - and explore the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside. Enjoy exciting music events and concerts at neighbouring Sage Gateshead and experience brilliant and ever-changing art at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art - the largest art gallery in the world.
Newcastle-Gateshead Art & Entertainment -
Newcastle-Gateshead is a haven of contemporary culture, art and entertainment. The area offers wonderful art galleries, including the Hatton Gallery, with a fantastic collection of historical and contemporary art, and the Globe Gallery in Newcastle's Discovery Quarter, with engaging contemporary art exhibitions. Experience the Royal Shakespeare Company at Theatre Royal, and enjoy exciting new plays at the Live Theatre in Newcastle's quayside. The Northern Stage presents fresh and relevant productions of modern classics, and the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre - the world's oldest working Victorian theatre - features exciting live theater and entertainment - from concerts to comedy shows. See blockbuster concerts by the world's hottest artists at Metro Radio Arena and The Sage Gateshead.
Newcastle-Gateshead Shopping -
Newcastle-Gateshead is festive haven with fantastic shopping and dining. Enjoy shopping at Eldon Square, the UK's largest city centre shopping complex, and the Metrocentre, Europe's largest indoor shopping and lifestyle destination with over 340 shops and restaurants. Browse the fashionable boutiques on Market Street, High Bridge and Hood Street. Explore the fashion-forward suburb of Jesmond, just a short walk from city centre, and the quaint markets of Tynemouth.
Newcastle-Gateshead Dining & Nightlife -
Newcastle-Gateshead is a cosmopolitan blend of cultures and cuisines and home to a myriad of wonderful restaurants, cafes, bistros and pubs. Stop by Café 21, O De V, Six at BALTIC, Big Mussel, La Tasca and Sabatini Ristorante for a fusion of food and fun. Experience England's oldest dining room at Blackfriars Restaurant, housed in a historic friary in the heart of Newcastle, with bold British cooking created from seasonal produce from local artisan suppliers and farmers and their own herb garden. When the sun sets, Newcastle-Gateshead offers a brilliant nightlife with charming pubs, modern clubs, cool music venues and trendy bars.
Newcastle-Gateshead Heritage and History -
Experience the rich heritage, historic landmarks and magnificent architecture of Newcastle and Gateshead. Explore Newcastle's Castle Keep, one of the finest examples of a Northern Keep and one of the only surviving Norman stone castles in Britain. The Castle Keep offers outstanding views of the river and bridges from its rooftop. Explore Grainger Town, the historic heart of Newcastle, with stunning neo-classical architecture. Head down beautiful Grey Street with restaurant, bars, shops and galleries, and visit the Grainger Market. Discover the region's 2,000-year old past at the Tynemouth Priory and Hadrian's Wall.
Newcastle-Gateshead Adventures -
Experience the natural beauty of Newcastle-Gateshead with mature woodlands, riverbanks, ponds, wildflower meadows and beautiful parks and gardens. Escape from the bustle of the city at Derwent Walk Country Park and Watergate Forest Park, which offers acres of woodland walks through majestic trees and waterside. Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is an enchanting oasis with 55 beautiful acres of peaceful woods, gardens, grassy fields and a boating lake. Just beyond city centre, Jesmond Dene is a hidden haven of tranquility. During the summer, head to the stunning coastline of Tynemouth dotted with England's most beautiful beaches and seaside retreats. Catch the action of the Newcastle United Football Club at St. James Park, and enjoy international athletics, Gateshead Thunder rugby league and concerts at Gateshead International Stadium.