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Newcastle is the perfect destination for a weekend holiday. Here you will find beautiful historical architecture in a modern mix of contemporary art and museums telling the story of this intriguing city. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you will be amazed how much is on offer whatever your taste is. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are all linked here as nowhere else. The famous Geordie spirit which flows throughout NewcastleGateshead is symbolised by Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North as it welcomes travellers to the area. The Quayside is a spectacular area day and night with the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge, linking Newcastle and Gateshead for pedestrians and cyclists. Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an art-lover’s dream, whilst Newcastle’s array of riverside bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, paired with The Sage Gateshead’s diverse programme of musical events, ensure you will be well catered for through daylight to nightlife.

BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art

This renovated flour mill is one of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe with over 3,000 square metres of art, a cinema/lecture space, a library and an archive for the study of contemporary art. The centre presents a dynamic and ambitious programme of changing exhibitions, events and projects, offering something new with every visit. In addition to its four galleries, the building boasts three different food and drink spaces and a shop, making it a place to eat, drink and relax, as well as somewhere to discover new art.
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