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Tim J Keegan
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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.
The Castle Keep

The Castle Keep

The Castle Keep is one of the finest Norman stone castle keeps surviving in Britain today. It is a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade 1 listed building. It sits upon ground previously occupied by the Roman fort Pons Aelius, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle from which the City takes its name.
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Angel of The North

One of the most famous attractions in North East England is the majestic 20 metres tall Angel of the North. The statue was created by Antony Gormley from 200 tons of steel and is seen by millions of people every year.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

The Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is an impressive, reconstructed Roman fort with jewels, coins, pottery, weapons and armour that have been excavated at the location shown.
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The Tyne Bridge

As a world-famous sight, the Tyne Bridge was the world’s largest single-span bridge when it was opened by George V in 1928. Spanning the river Tyne, it connects Newcastle with Gateshead.
BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art

BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary visual art. This renovated flour mill is one of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe with over 3,000 square metres of art space, a cinema/lecture space and a library and 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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Great North Museum

This is one of the regions’ major attractions. The museum houses major displays exploring the wonder and diversity of the natural world, a planetarium, a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, spectacular archaeological finds from Ancient Greece, mummies from Ancient Egypt and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.
Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema

Inside this lush building you will find not only a cinema, but also The Tyneside Coffee Rooms and a bar. Tyneside Cinema offers a unique cinema experience with three different screens called The Classic, The Electra and The Roxy. The space can also be used for conferences and meetings.
Longsands Beach

Longsands Beach

Regardless of the weather, this beautiful beach is just perfect for a walk in the sand. Longsands beach is located on the coast near Tynemouth. If you fancy a trip to the beach, it is not far from Newcastle. This place is also popular for surfing, swimming and kayaking.
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